FEMA Abuse: How Do I Report People Ab...

FEMA Abuse: How Do I Report People Abusing The System?

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TickedOffNJNeigh bor

Newton, NJ

#1 Nov 17, 2012
We lost almost one entire section of shingles from our roof during Hurricane Sandy which resulted in water soaking that section of attic and pouring down the wall of one of our bedrooms. We have made a temporary repair and called our insurance company. They are scheduled to arrive Nov 20 to inspect the damage.

In the meantime, my neighbor has filed a claim with FEMA (before even attempting to call her insurance). She is claiming that all the shingles on the ground came from her roof!! You can clearly see there are little to no missing shingles from her roof, especially since most of them are from our house where you can visibly see from the street where the damage and temporary repair is on ours. Not only that, but their roof has been in disrepair and in need of replacement since we moved in to our home in 2007.

I am appalled (but not surprised) that they are trying to take advantage of the system. They have admitted to us that they haven't paid their mortgage in 2 years while we struggle to keep our payments current. Can I report them to someone? They really don't deserve any help as there is no damage to their home. And I'm not attempting to get help from FEMA because although we have damage, we certainly did better than those in southern NJ. And isn't the assistance they seek going to be in the form of a loan that they have to repay? Who would give them a loan when they haven't paid their mortgage in 2 years!??!

It's very frustrating. If there is someone I can alert about them, please let me know.

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