N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1J-2.8 - Administrative closure of claims

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The administrator may, in his or her discretion, administratively close any claim for which the claimant has:
1. Failed to take actions required by this chapter within 60 days after the claimant was required to take such action; or
2. Failed to respond to a request for information by the Department within the time period set forth in the request.
(b) Administrative closure of a claim is without prejudice. The claimant may reactivate the claim by rectifying the failure under (a)1 or 2 above and making a written request to the Department for reactivation within six months of receiving notice of administrative closure from the Department.
(c) Before closing a claim under (a) above, the administrator shall send the claimant written notice of the administrator's intent to administratively close the claim. The administrator shall state in the written notice the reason for the administrative closure, and the procedure to avoid administrative closure under (d) below.
(d) The administrator shall administratively close the claim unless:
1. Within 30 days after the claimant's receipt of the notice described in (c) above, the claimant has submitted to the Department an affidavit explaining why the claim should not be administratively closed (which affidavit may include an explanation of why the time allotted to take action or provide information was insufficient); and
2. The administrator determines that the affidavit provides an adequate explanation of why the claim should not be administratively closed.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1J-2.8
Amended by R.1998 d.67, effective 1/20/1998.
See: 29 New Jersey Register 4365(a), 29 New Jersey Register 4594(a), 30 New Jersey Register 336(b).
In (b), added a six month time limit to reactivate a claim.

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