File No. 35002
This rule was published in the July 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 14) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Workforce Services, Employment Development
Payments of Assistance Pending the Hearing
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 35002
Filed: 06/30/2011 04:45:25 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this amendment is to end payments pending appeal.
Summary of the rule or change:
Clients receiving Family Employment Program and Family Employment Program Two Parent assistance will no longer be eligible for continued benefits pending appeal. It is not required by federal law as it is for food stamps or refugee resettlement assistance so is being discontinued.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 35A-1-104
- Section 35A-3-101
- Section 35A-3-401
- Subsection 35A-1-104(4)
- Section 35A-3-301
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
This applies to federally-funded programs so there are no costs or savings to the state budget.
This is a federally-funded program so there are no costs or savings to the local government.
There will be no costs to small businesses to comply with these changes because this is a federally-funded program.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There are no compliance costs associated with these changes for any persons, businesses or government entitles because this is a federally-funded program and there are no fees or costs associated with these proposed changes.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs associated with these changes for any persons because this is a federally-funded program and there are no fees or costs associated with these proposed changes.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There are no compliance costs associated with this change. There are no fees associated with this change. There will be no cost to anyone to comply with these changes. There will be no fiscal impact on any business.
Kristen Cox, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Workforce Services
140 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2333
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Kristen Cox, Executive Director
R986. Workforce Services, Employment Development.
R986-100. Employment Support Programs.
R986-100-134. Payments of Assistance Pending the Hearing.
(1) A client is entitled to receive
continued assistance pending a hearing contesting a Department
decision to reduce or terminate food stamps[
,] RRP[ , FEPTP, or FEP] financial assistance if the
client's request for a hearing is received no later than 10
days after the date of the notice of the reduction, or termination.
The assistance will continue unless the certification period
expires until a decision is issued by the ALJ. If the certification
period expires while the hearing or decision is pending, assistance
will be terminated. If a client becomes ineligible or the
assistance amount is reduced for another reason pending a hearing,
assistance will be terminated or reduced for the new reason unless
a hearing is requested on the new action.
(2) If the client can show good cause for not requesting the hearing within 10 days of the notice, assistance may be continued if the client can show good cause for failing to file in a timely fashion. Good cause in this paragraph means that the delay in filing was due to circumstances beyond the client's control or for circumstances which were compelling and reasonable. Because the Department allows a client to request a hearing by telephone or mail, good cause does not mean illness, lack of transportation or temporary absence.
(3) A client can request that payment of assistance not be continued pending a hearing but the request must be in writing.
(4) If payments are continued pending a hearing, the client is responsible for any overpayment in the event of an adverse decision.
(5) If the decision of the ALJ is adverse to the client, the client is not eligible for continued assistance pending any appeal of that decision.
(6) If a decision favorable to the client is rendered after a hearing, and payments were not made pending the decision, retroactive payment will be paid back to the date of the adverse action if the client is otherwise eligible.
(7) Financial assistance payments under GA or WTE, and CC subsidies will not continue during the hearing process regardless of when the appeal is filed.
(8) Financial assistance under the RRP will not extend for longer than the eight-month time limit for that program under any circumstances.
(9) Clients receiving financial assistance under the FEPTP
program must continue to participate to receive financial
assistance during the hearing process. (10) Financial assistance under the FEPTP program will
not extend for longer than the seven-month time limit for that
program under any circumstance.
11]) Assistance is not allowed pending a hearing from a denial
of an application for assistance.
KEY: employment support procedures
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
April 11,] 2011
Notice of Continuation: September 8, 2010
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 35A-3-101 et seq.; 35A-3-301 et seq.; 35A-3-401 et seq.
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.