- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - The Christie administration says a Superstorm Sandy aid program that provides families with temporary help with living expenses has reached more than 7,000 storm victims in the last three-and-a-half months.

The $57 million federally funded program was announced in late October.

Since then, the administration says just over $11 million has been distributed, which is about 20 percent of the total available money.

Storm victims can receive up to $15,000 for mortgage, rent and utility payments over a period of six months. The aid can also be used for essential household items.

Demand has been highest in Ocean County, where $6.9 million has been distributed to more than 3,700 people and a third service center is to be opened, in Toms River.

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