Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-13-108 - Processing the Initial Application

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. The Department shall complete the eligibility determination and benefit level computation within 30 calendar days of the initial application filing date, unless:
1. The applicant withdraws the application. An applicant may withdraw an application at any time before the Department completes an eligibility determination by requesting the withdrawal from the Department either verbally or in writing.
a. If an applicant verbally requests to withdraw an application, the Department shall:
i. Document the names of individuals and the types of benefits or services from which the applicant wishes to withdraw, and
ii. Deny the application and notify the applicant.
b. A withdrawal is effective as of the date of initial application.
c. When an applicant withdraws an application, an applicant may file a new application to request TC payments.
2. The applicant dies. If an applicant dies while the application is pending, the Department shall deny the application.
3. The Department is aware of a delay in receiving verification of a required eligibility factor. In this case, the Department shall assist the applicant in obtaining the required verification, even if the delay extends beyond 30 days.
B. The Department shall deny an application and send the applicant a written notice of denial that shall include an explanation of appeal rights when the applicant fails to:
1. Complete the application under R6-13-105(B);
2. Complete an eligibility interview under R6-13-106;
3. Cooperate with all required Department procedures without good cause; however, the Department shall not deny the application for this reason unless the Department has advised the applicant of these procedural requirements in writing;
4. Meet all of the mandatory financial and nonfinancial eligibility criteria used to establish eligibility for the TC program; or
5. Meet the verification requirements in R6-13-106(D).

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-13-108
New Section made by final rulemaking at 18 A.A.R. 1175, effective June 30, 2012 (Supp. 12-2).

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