45 CFR 233.23 - When assistance shall be paid under retrospective budgeting.
(a) A State which uses retrospective budgeting shall specify in its plan that it will make assistance payments within the following time limits to recipients who file a completed report on time, and to those who are not required to file a report. A State shall choose one of two time periods for making assistance payments. The State plan shall provide that payment must be made:
(1) Within 25 days from the close of the budget month; or
(2) Between 25 and 45 days from the close of the budget month.
(1) Where a State makes payments between 25 and 45 days from the close of the budget month, the State plan shall provide that the State will make supplemental payments as provided in § 233.27.
(2) If a State makes payments within 25 days from the close of the budget month, and also makes supplemental payments as provided in § 233.27, the State plan shall so specify.
(c) In States which issue two checks for each payment month, these time periods apply to the first check.