Homeowners Hit By Sandy Get More Time To Appeal Settlements

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Massive destruction in Union Beach caused by Hurricane Sandy ripped the home off its' foundation and deposited it, whole, in a near-by marshy area. (Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA)

Massive destruction in Union Beach caused by Hurricane Sandy ripped the home off its’ foundation and deposited it, whole, in a near-by marshy area. (Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA)

by Scott Gurian / NJ Spotlight

Sandy survivors still battling over their flood insurance claims will now have more time to appeal their settlements.

In a bulletin issued yesterday FEMA announced it will extend for another six months the period for Sandy-impacted homeowners to file Proof of Loss forms, which are the first step in appealing a flood insurance settlement. The window after previous natural disasters has never been longer than a year, so this extension is an unprecedented move. It comes after pressure from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

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