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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSandeno View Post
    As the letter says, it is reasonable for them to cover the repairs (insurance).

    The only problem is that they mislabeled it "minor damage". Big deal.
    Of course at the time when you have nothing, it IS big deal. Even an appeal is a big deal when it adds more time to your relief. They obviously paid taxes.
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    This is exactly why I'm against UHC. If you rely on the government for your well being, you are subject to their whims.
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

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    This is exactly why I'm against UHC. If you rely on the government for your well being, you are subject to their whims.
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Hundreds or even thousands of these investigations go on all at once during a stretch of major disasters like this. Accidentally swap 3430 Baker St with 4330 Baker St. and you've just sent the "minor damage" note to an obliterated house instead of one that actually had minor damage.

    The alternative would be that the FEMA guy is literally hallucinating. When faced with two alternatives, one of them involving a simple error and the other involving someone being completely disconnected from reality, the more likely option is the simple error.
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Hundreds or even thousands of these investigations go on all at once during a stretch of major disasters like this. Accidentally swap 3430 Baker St with 4330 Baker St. and you've just sent the "minor damage" note to an obliterated house instead of one that actually had minor damage.

    The alternative would be that the FEMA guy is literally hallucinating. When faced with two alternatives, one of them involving a simple error and the other involving someone being completely disconnected from reality, the more likely option is the simple error.
    If they know it was a **** up, no appeal should be necessary. More paperwork for a victim because of an investigator's error; all this assuming an honest mistake.
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post


    Looks perfectly safe to me... nothing can fall on them from the upper floor.
    Those concrete blocks weren't capped, and no termite barrier!!! Who the hell inspected this building. Does the home owner have a building permit?
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If they know it was a **** up, no appeal should be necessary. More paperwork for a victim because of an investigator's error; all this assuming an honest mistake.
    If the article is correct they have disaster relief centers that you can go to and they ask you a few questions and file the appeal for you. It doesn't sound complicated. Mistakes will happen, and it sounds like very few mistakes did happen and there are easy ways for these people to counteract these mistakes. Bottom line these appeals are necessary so that FEMA has paper work for all the money given out. They get hit both ways. If they don't hand out relief funds they get criticized, if they hand out money to people that don't need it they get criticized. Sounds like they are doing a good job.
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Of course at the time when you have nothing, it IS big deal. Even an appeal is a big deal when it adds more time to your relief. They obviously paid taxes.
    Except the appeal doesn't seem to have any bearing on the time frame of their rebuilding.

    As stated, insurance covers it.

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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    All the federal assistance is doing is bailing out insurance companies that are supposed to cover such incidents. Why is the government in on this?
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    I feel for the family that the mistake was made. The report wants to play on human emotions. In follow up, the paper should report the percentage that were processed correctly.or how many people have been helped. Also agree that if they have insurance that covers the loss, they should be working with their agent.
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