FEMA forcing NYC residents to return money after aid from Hurricane Sandy

Some residents who received aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Sandy have received bills from the agency.

After the storm, many residents were forced to live in a shelter for months, and during that time, FEMA told some they were eligible for additional housing disaster aid.

FEMA is now saying that was a mistake, and they want their money back.

“The government is making a big mistake by going after people like us,” says Robert Rosenberg who received a bill from FEMA.

The agency is even threatening to take the money from Social Security checks if they do not pay them back.

In a statement, FEMA says it is required by law to recoup improper payments.
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