Department of Human Services

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Continuing Responsibilities

Revised: 

38.15

WHEN A CHANGE RESULTS IN INCREASED BENEFITS

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1240-1-19-.04(8)

 

(a)   There are several changes in circumstances which entitle a household to increased benefits.  Although the household may be entitled to increased benefits, do not issue such increases until the change is verified.  If verification of an increased expense/deduction is not provided, continue using the amount in the budget at the point the change was reported. 

 

(b)   When the household reports a change which results in an increase in benefits, the following procedures must be used:

 

1.      notify the household immediately of the required verification it must provide and offer the household assistance in obtaining the required verification;

2.      allow the household ten (10) days from the date the change was reported to provide the verification.

 

(c)    When the household verifies the change, the worker must effect the increase within the following timeframes with the exception of the changes discussed in Section 1240-1-19-.04-(9):

 

1.      if the verification is provided within the 10-day period, make the change effective with the first allotment for which it is administratively feasible for issuance to occur; or

2.      if the verification is not provided within the 10-day period, but the household does provide the verification at a later date, make the change effective no later than the first regular allotment issued after the date the verification was provided.  This household is not entitled to a supplement.

3.      If verification of an increased expense/deduction is not provided, continue using the amount in the budget at the point the change was reported.

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