WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today that Louisiana flood victims will get relief from the duplication of benefits’ issue that has been a roadblock to recovery. Official guidance was published today that will allow the state to release disaster aid to those previously turned away because they applied for Small Business Administration loans.
The duplication of benefits’ issue has caused a financial hardship for many families struggling to recover from the 2016 floods. After delays in implementing a solution, Sen. Kennedy privately met with President Trump in April to discuss the issue.
“This would not have happened without President Trump’s intervention, and that’s a fact. He promised me that he would take care of Louisiana, and he did. President Trump, Secretary Carson and Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought are men of their word,” said Sen. Kennedy. “The duplication of benefits’ problem was an unfair hurdle for many families. Louisianans deserve the disaster relief they were promised.”