The federal government is asking 625 Texans to pay back hurricane money they shouldn't have received. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending out letters asking for a total of 1-point-26 (M) million dollars to be returned.
Texas families have received more than 592 (M) million dollars from FEMA after the September storm.
FEMA spokeswoman Hannah Vick says most of the money was incorrectly paid for damage to homes that were not the owners' primary residences. She says in other cases the same person received multiple two-thousand-dollar FEMA payments. Or multiple
people from the same household received the two-thousand-dollars.
People who receive a letter requesting repayment have 30 days to repay the amount in full or set up a payment plan. After 30 days, two percent interest begins accruing. Residents can appeal FEMA's decision, but interest still would start after 30 days.
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