42 CFR 130.31 - How and when is a petition for payment filed?

§ 130.31 How and when is a petition for payment filed?
(a) In order to receive payment under the Act, all eligible individuals, as described in subpart B of this part, must file a complete petition with the Secretary. A complete petition is one that contains all of the required documentation described in Subpart C of this part.
(b) A copy of the petition form, which must be filed by all eligible individuals, including individuals with a blood-clotting disorder and HIV, the lawful spouse with HIV, the former lawful spouse with HIV, the child with HIV, and the survivors of persons with HIV, is set forth at Appendix C to this part. Appendix C includes the petition form, the instructions for filing the petition form, and a documentation checklist.
(c) Where there are multiple surviving children or surviving parents, payments on the petition will be made to each survivor separately. The survivors shall:
(1) File one petition form jointly, which will contain the required documentation for all survivors, and which will be signed by at least one survivor; or
(2) File separate petition forms, which together will contain all of the required documentation for all survivors, and which will be signed by each survivor.
(d) Petitions may be obtained from the Ricky Ray Program Office, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, Room 8A-54, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857.
(e) All petitions must be submitted to the Ricky Ray Program Office, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, Room 8A-54, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857.
(f) The date on which the Secretary will begin accepting petitions is July 31, 2000.
(1) In order to be eligible for review, petitions may be postmarked on or after this date. A legibly dated receipt from a commercial carrier or U.S. Postal Service will be accepted in lieu of a postmark. Petitions that are postmarked by a private meter will not be accepted.
(2) Petitions that are postmarked, or accompanied by a receipt from a commercial carrier or U.S. Postal Service, prior to this date will be returned to the petitioner. Petitions that are delivered by hand at any time will be returned to the petitioner.
(g) Deadlines. The deadline for filing a petition is November 13, 2001. To meet this deadline, the petition must be postmarked, or accompanied by a receipt from a commercial carrier or U.S. Postal Service, by such date. Any new petition filed after such date will be returned to the petitioner as ineligible for payment, even if the petitioner filed a timely Notice of Intent as provided in the procedure described in the Federal Register of March 24, 1999 (64 FR 14251).
(1) If a petitioner submits a petition to the Secretary by November 13, 2001, and the Secretary has determined, in accordance with § 130.34, that the petition does not meet the requirements of the Act, the petitioner may submit a new petition for payment, which includes additional documentation that was not included in the original petition. The deadline for filing this new petition is November 13, 2001.
(2) If a petitioner submits a petition to the Secretary by November 13, 2001, and the Secretary has not yet made the determination whether the petition meets the requirements of the Act, the petitioner may supplement the original petition with additional documentation at any time until the date of the Secretary's determination.
(3) If a petitioner files an amendment to a petition, as described in § 130.23, the deadline for filing this amendment is the date of the Secretary's determination of eligibility or the date of payment, whichever is later.
(h) Petitioners who filed claims under the Factor Concentrate Settlement. Petitioners who filed claims under the class settlement in the case of Susan Walker v. Bayer Corporation, et al., 96-C-5024 (N.D. Ill.) (i.e., the Factor Concentrate Settlement) must file a complete petition with the Secretary, together with all required documentation, as described in subpart C of this part.
(1) If the petitioner submitted a claim in the Factor Concentrate Settlement which included all of the documents required to establish eligibility under the Act, he or she may submit original or duplicate copies of those documents to the Secretary.
(2) If the petitioner submitted a claim in the Factor Concentrate Settlement which included some, but not all, of the documents required to establish eligibility under the Act, he or she may submit original or duplicate documents as described in paragraph (h)(1) of this section, together with the additional documents required under the Act.
(3) If the petition is filed by someone other than an individual who filed a claim in the Factor Concentrate Settlement (e.g., survivors of the person with HIV, personal representatives), he or she may submit original or duplicate documents as described in paragraph (h)(1) or (h)(2) of this section in order to satisfy that portion of the petition relating to the person with HIV.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0915-0244)

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