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What You Need to Know About the FEMA Sandy Claims Review Process

If you filed a flood insurance claim for damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, you should be receiving a letter from FEMA about the new flood insurance claim review process. Under this new process, if you believe your insurance company undervalued or wrongfully denied your claim, you may ask FEMA to review your claim information in order to recover more money from your insurance policy coverage. Before you file for review of your claim you should learn about the process and what you can expect.  For example, you should know that if you received assistance from other sources such as the RREM or SBA programs you may be asked to repay that disaster assistance if the additional FEMA flood insurance claim duplicates a benefit you already received. Please see FEMA Process to Reopen and Review Sandy Flood Insurance Claims for further information.

If you need assistance including advice on whether you should file a claim with FEMA using this review process, please visit our call our Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Hotline at 888-222-5765 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday or apply online.

Please be sure to visit our Sandy Information page periodically over the next few weeks as further updates on this issue. You can find out more about the FEMA review process by calling FEMA at 866-337-4262 and FEMA’s webpage.

This information last reviewed: 6/1/2015
LSNJ's Hurricane Sandy Hotline Video