The Navy will give you $119 a day after a fighter jet destroys your home

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Devin Smith, who lived in the Virginia Beach apartment complex which was totaled by a fighter jet crash, told Reddit that she's only getting $89 per day for lodging.  

"They have given us an $89 allowance a day for lodging and $30 for food," wrote Smith.  "And just a $200 for clothing. I have so much paperwork I have to do through them and they told us yesterday that we will eventually get money back for our losses....but that could take up to two years."  

That housing figure seems to be about right from lodging statistics provided by the General Services Administration, but if Smith's telling the truth about her food allowance--that's $26 under what they expect their travelers to subsist on (and way under what they all spent during that now-infamous Las Vegas conference). 

See the rest of this story at The Atlantic Wire.

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