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Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, P.A. recently launched the Superstorm Sandy Litigation Practice to assist Sandy affected homeowners who have been denied claim eligibility by the Sandy Recovery Division. Many residents who have their primary residence in one of the nine major counties affected by Superstorm Sandy, including Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean or Union Counties, were eligible for the Superstorm Sandy Homeowner Resettlement Program and/or the Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation Program, also known as “RREM Program.” The Programs were intended to assist individuals who lost their homes or had their homes sustain significant damage in Sandy.

Recently, the Sandy Recovery Division has been auditing grant applications and demanding that some recipients of Sandy grant monies return the monies awarded because of eligibility issues, such as the Sandy impacted home was not the primary residence of the award recipient. Sandy Recovery Division litigants should know that if they choose to appeal the eligibility denials made by the Sandy Recovery Division their matter may require a trial before an Administrative Law Judge.

The Sandy Litigation Practice at Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, P.A. can assist homeowners navigate the red tape associated with these programs. If you have any questions regarding the Superstorm Sandy Homeowner Resettlement Program or the RREM Program or have been denied for such programs, contact attorneys John A. Conte, Jr. or James de Stefano for additional information.