FEMA forcing NYC residents to return money after aid from Hurricane Sandy
Posted: Nov 10, 2014 11:49 PM EST | Updated: Nov 11, 2014 5:01 PM EST
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.