The deadline to file a claim or proof of loss with the National Flood Insurance Program in connection with Superstorm Sandy has been extended by six months.
Those affected by last year’s storm now have until April 28, 2014 to file a claim with the National Flood Insurance Program. The previous deadline was Oct. 29, according to a release from Gov. Chris Christie’s office.
A proof of loss is a form used by the policyholder to support the amount they are claiming under the policy, which must then be signed, sworn and submitted to the insurance company with supporting documentation.
“This is good news for New Jerseyans who are still in the process of settling their flood insurance claims related to Superstorm Sandy,” Governor Chris Christie said in a release. “My administration has been in contact with the NFIP to discuss the need for this extension and I am gratified that they listened and understood our concerns. I commend the NFIP for taking this action.”
Homeowners who find additional damage from Sandy’s floodwaters that may have initially gone undetected, they are eligible to file a supplemental flood insurance claim. With the extension, homeowners rebuilding can still submit supporting documents for subsequently discovered flood damage, according to the release.