Thursday, September 11, 2014
USA can send millions of $$$$$$$$$s overseas so "moderate jihadis" can kill less moderate jihadis but Sandy aid receivers have to return overpayments?
The demise of the USA is not coming quick enough. The moral compass was lost way back during the Vietnam war, but while this ship has been drifting along without it, it has done enough damage to this planet and its people which will last for generations to come.
From AP via ABCNews:
FEMA Wants at Least $5.8M in Sandy Aid Repaid
Thousands of people who received government aid after Superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast may be forced to give some or all of that money back, nearly two years after the disaster.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects got improper payments, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. As of early September, FEMA had asked around 850 of them to return a collective $5.8 million. The other cases were still under review.
FEMA's campaign to recover overpayments, called "recoupment" in government lingo, involves instances where the agency believes a household got more money than allowed under program rules, but not necessarily through an attempt to cheat the system. Fraud cases are handled separately.
Many people asked to return money were deemed ineligible for aid because their damaged properties were vacation houses or rental properties, not their primary homes. Others had double-dipped into the aid pool, with more than one household member getting payments. Some received FEMA money for things later covered by insurance.
In all, about $53 million in payments are under review. That's just a fraction of the $1.4 billion that storm victims received. But that is no consolation to many homeowners.
As of July 30, the average demanded refund was $6,987, a sum that could be difficult for many people to produce, given the modest income of most aid applicants. Roughly half the households under scrutiny reported an annual gross income of $30,000 or less......