We try to avoid the appeals and arbitration process. When a jurisdiction is submitting documentation to receive funding from a federal program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it is critical for the forms to be completed correctly and documentation to be provided in the requested format. Not following the rules could cause the request to be denied. If this happens, there are a few options available to the jurisdiction:
- Meet with the FEMA or HUD representatives to try and work out a resolution.
- Appeal the decision by using the administrative appeals process.
- Arbitrate the decision before an independent review board.
Hagerty prefers to work through the issues that arise before any paperwork is submitted to avoid the appeals and arbitration process. We develop a strategy that identifies the funding sources most likely to help a particular client, review what will be necessary in the way of documentation, and suggest alternative solutions to anticipated challenges. Read about one of our many successes here.
Clients may rest assured Hagerty Consulting will be beside them if a claim is appealed or goes to arbitration. We stay with you every step of the way.