FEMA Wants $22 Million in Aid Back

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, better known as FEMA, is asking thousands of Americans to return more than $22 million in government aid. The agency claims that it doled that money erroneously, to disaster victims ineligible for the support. In some cases, individual claimants will be asked to return up to $27,000.

Justin Van Fleet says that he received a letter asking for the $20,000 in aid he received back in 2008 after his Iowa home was flooded. And he has thirty days to pay it back. We also speak with Ernest Abbot,  Principal attorney of FEMA–Law Associates and adjunct professor of Disaster Law at George Washington University Law School.


Ernest Abbott and Justin Van Fleet

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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