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A Long Island community after Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

A couple whose property was damaged by Hurricane Sandy has sued FEMA for denying them access to the agency’s Hurricane Sandy Claims Review process by refusing to review their claim.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in the Eastern District, centers on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Sandy Claims Review (SCR) process to combat fraud and make sure those affected by the storm could get fair insurance payouts. The program allowed all claimants to reopen their flood insurance claims so FEMA could investigate whether any additional money was owed to victims.

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