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LI Sandy recovery chief Jon Kaiman takes your questions
Jon Kaiman is Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s special adviser for Long Island storm recovery, serving as the liaison for the governor to Sandy-affected residents, businesses and communities.
Part of that job is to coordinate state support for Long Island communities under the New York Rising program.
Kaiman spent more than an hour Thursday in a live chat to answer questions related to NY Rising -- from when homeowners will begin getting reimbursements checks (for some, just days from now), to whether people can get a separate Small Business Administration loan and a NY Rising grant (yes, but total need is factored in).
PHOTOS: LI damage | Then and now | Aerial views
VIDEOS: Recovery still in progress | Desperate for buyout
DATA: Federal aid to victims | Storm damage | Infrastructure proposals | LI storm damage | How LI reps voted on Sandy funding
MORE: Year after Sandy interactive | Complete coverage
Our next Year-After-Sandy chat is with News 12 Traffic and Weather meteorologist Rich Von Ohlen, who will share what we can expect from our weather in the future. That's next Thursday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m.