Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-13-139 - Agency Responsibilities for Processing Changes

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

A. The Department shall redetermine eligibility for TC benefits and, if applicable, recalculate a TC benefit amount when the assistance unit reports a change directly to the Department, when someone acting on behalf of the assistance unit reports a change, or if an automated system report reveals a change.
B. When a change results in either a decrease in the cash benefit or renders the assistance unit ineligible for TC payments, the Department shall effect the change within 10 days from the date the change was reported, when possible, using one of the following methods:
1. Reduce the benefit or terminate eligibility for the first possible month allowing time for notice of adverse action requirements prescribed in R6-13-141, without further verification, if there is sufficient and reliable information to effect the change; or
2. Attempt to obtain verification by the 10th day from the date the change was reported when there is not sufficient information to effect the change without additional verification. The Department shall:
a. Send the assistance unit a written request for verification with a due date that is the 10th day from the date the verification is requested; and
b. Contact third parties to obtain the needed verification, when possible.
C. If the assistance unit fails to provide the requested verification by the due date and does not request assistance from the Department to obtain the verification, the Department shall terminate TC payments for the first possible month, allowing time for notice of adverse action requirements prescribed in R6-13-141.
D. When a reported change results in an increase in the cash benefit, the Department shall effect the increase only after the change has been verified. The Department shall send the assistance unit a written request for verification with a due date that is 10 days from the date the Department mails the written request, or otherwise transmits the written request as provided by law.
1. When the assistance unit provides the requested verification on or before the due date, the Department shall increase the cash benefit for the first monthly payment issued after the date the change is reported.
2. When the assistance unit provides the requested verification after the due date, the Department shall increase the cash benefit for the first monthly payment issued after the date the verification is received.
3. When the assistance unit does not provide the requested verification, the Department shall not increase the cash benefit but shall continue issuing the current cash benefit amount.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-13-139
New Section made by final rulemaking at 18 A.A.R. 1175, effective June 30, 2012 (Supp. 12-2).

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