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Options to repay a FEMA debt

Some disaster applicants may find out they owe money years after a disaster, without the means to pay it back. What will they do?


Especially in this economy, we are committed to working with any disaster applicants who may need to design a debt payment plan because of financial challenges. One of the key improvements we made while developing our revised recoupment process was to make sure that it is as fair and easy-to-understand as possible for disaster survivors.

If you cannot pay the full amount now, you may request that FEMA evaluate your eligibility for a payment plan. You may also request a compromise of part or all of your debt, based on inability to pay.

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:19