604-3 B.      EFFECTIVE DATE OF CHANGES

 

1. Changes that Result in Increased Benefits

 

Changes that result in increased benefits are effective the first day of the month following the agency’s receipt of the report of change, except:

 

a.  If verification is not received within the pend period, the change is effective the first day of the month following receipt of the verification.

 

b. If a benefit increase results from an increase in a deductible expense, the change is effective no later than the first benefit issued ten days after receipt of the report of change.

 

Example:  

A household reports an increase in rent on May 25.  The caseworker processes the change on May 28 and determines that the change results in an increased benefit.  The first benefit issued ten days after the receipt of the report of change is July.  This increase can be made effective June 1 but no later than July 1.

   

If the benefit for the effective month is already issued, the supplemental benefit must be issued by the tenth of the month following receipt of all required verification.  

 

 

2. Changes that Result in Decreased Benefits or Case Closure

 

Changes that result in decreased benefits or case closure are effective the first day of the month following expiration of the adverse notice period.

 

 

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