Runyan Joins Bipartisan Group of Congressional Members to Urge FEMA to Extend Deadline for Flood Insurance Claims for Sandy Homeowners

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 1, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — On Friday, Congressman Jon Runyan joined a bipartisan group of Senators and House Members from New York and New Jersey urging FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to grant a six-month extension for thousands of Sandy-impacted homeowners to file flood insurance claims. Under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) managed by FEMA, Sandy-impacted homeowners must file a Proof of Loss (POL) form, a statement on the amount that the homeowner is claiming under his or her flood insurance policy, by October 29th in order to be eligible for coverage for flood damage. Many families, however, are unable to meet this deadline in time because they are still waiting for repair work to begin on their homes or only recently become aware of additional expenses as they start to repair and rebuild. Federal officials requested an immediate extension to ensure that all homeowners have a fair process when it comes to filing their flood insurance claims and receiving the full benefits they are entitled to.

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