The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants at least a dozen of those disabled, elderly and mostly poor residents to return thousands of dollars in disaster aid.
Conservatives and watchdog groups are complaining money that lawmakers are considering will actually go toward recovery efforts for past disasters and other projects unrelated to the late-October storm.
The pressure was on New York lawmakers this weekend to get federal funds to help cover the billions in damage from Superstorm Sandy, and homeowners have been waiting for help too.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says certain state employees had no business getting the payments of up to $1,200.
As affected residents and business owners try to put their lives back together following the Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irene six weeks ago, the deadline to file for federal assistant is approaching.
President Obama has declared a major disaster in New York City following last month’s deadly storm that spawned two devastating tornadoes, killing one woman and causing massive damage.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell is seeking federal financial aid for Bridgeport and other Fairfield County towns impacted by a tornado on June 24.