FEMA extends aid deadline for NJ storm victims to March 1

New Jersey residents still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy are getting more time to apply for disaster aid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency

The deadline was originally set to expire at the end of this month.

The deadline was originally set to expire at the end of this month. (1/25/13)

TRENTON - New Jersey residents still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy are getting more time to apply for disaster aid.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's extending the deadline for people to apply for disaster relief funds until March 1.

It was originally set to expire at the end of this month.

Those affected by the storm must first register with FEMA. The agency then helps determine what aid programs or referrals to other agencies a person may qualify for.

FEMA funds can only cover things not reimbursed by insurance. FEMA funds can cover rental assistance, critical home repairs and other disaster-related needs for those who qualify.

More than 57,000 people in New Jersey have applied for FEMA aid so far.

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