- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it strongly encourages anyone seeking Superstorm Sandy-related payment reviews to submit them by Sept. 15, but will consider all requests that come in.

Agency spokesman Rafael Lemaitre said Friday that the agency will consider requests even if they come in after the Sept. 15 deadline.

New Jersey’s congressional delegation sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Thursday calling for a three-month extension. Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur didn’t sign the letter, but a spokeswoman says that was due to a “staff oversight” and MacArthur supports it.

Lemaitre says FEMA has sent direct mail to 142,000 policyholders and has worked with members of Congress and advocacy groups to encourage anyone who thinks they were underpaid to have their claims reviewed.

Requests can be made at www.fema.gov/hurricane-sandy-nfip-claims or at 866-337-4262.

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