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Deadline day for money in mortgage settlement

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Whether you are looking to buy a home or you were foreclosed on, you could be owed money. The state is handing it out as a result of the national mortgage settlement.

But if you haven't registered, Friday is your last chance to do so.

"There are no promises today because today is the absolute deadline," Attorney General Pam Bondi told FOX 13 Friday morning. "So if you don't get everything in and they say they need something else, you might be left out."

However, Bondi said if you feel you've had any notion of wrongdoing at all, check today. Money is also available for first-time homebuyers for help with down payments. There is help for 50,000 Floridians who lost their homes because of unfair foreclosure practices.

That money comes from part of a national settlement with 10 banks. J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup are just a few.

And even though this is the last day, there's still plenty of money to go around. Bondi said less than 60 percent of the Floridians who are eligible for money have applied.

"At least go on our website and look," she said.

The formal deadline for applying for help was Jan. 18, but low turnout prompted the managers of the national mortgage settlement to extend the deadline.

So, how do you know if you're eligible?

Visit this link on the MyFloridaLegal website: http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/94816CAD8E86B0778525799F00595D98

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