(a) Each application must be approved if the applicant meets the eligibility criteria in this part for the type of assistance requested and all recipients will be redetermined for eligibility every 6 months. Financial assistance will be made retroactive to the application date.
(b) An application must be denied if the applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria in §§ 20.300 through 20.516.
(c) The social services worker must approve or deny an application within 30 days of the application date. The local social services worker must issue written notice of the approval or denial of each application within 45 days of the application date.
(d) If for a good reason the social services worker cannot meet the deadline in paragraph (c) of this section, he or she must notify the applicant in writing of:
(1) The reasons why the decision cannot be made; and
(2) The deadline by which the social services worker will send the applicant a decision.