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Letter: NY Rising fails to cut some checks

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left,

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo at the NY Rising Conference at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Credit: Philip Kamrass

I am one of the lucky 8,600 who has received most of the money promised by NY Rising to rebuild my house ["Some Sandy victims frustrated by NY Rising," News, Sept. 14]. I am only waiting on another $1,595 promised.

However, I do know retired victims on fixed incomes who submitted applications in July 2013. They received letters stating that they qualified for assistance and still, all this time later, have not received a penny. This is an absolute disgrace.

Can someone in authority please stop the endless promises that the checks are in the mail?

Geri DiBenedetto, Massapequa