ACIN I-92-10: Revisions To Interim Assistance Reimbursement (IAR) Forms (11.10.10)

Transmits the new SSP 14 (Authorization For Reimbursement Of Interim Assistance Initial Claim Or Posteligibility Case) And SSP 18 (Notice Of Action And Right To Request A State Hearing On Interim Assistance) And Discontinuance Of The SSP 17 (Notice Of Action And Right To Request A State Hearing On Interim Assistance).  These revisions reflect the method in which Interim Assistance agencies and the client receive the retroactive benefit, to clarify language and improve readability for the client using the SSP 14 authorization form. IA agencies will no longer receive the full retroactive benefit. [Download]

24 CFR Parts 5, 92 and 908 – Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Proposed Delay of Effective Date (02/11/09)

This notice proposes a temporary delay in implementing final rule HUD regulations excluding persons based upon SSN: 74 Fed. Reg. 4832 (January 27, 2009), that would have required public and assisted housing residents to provide a valid social security number to qualify for the program. Importantly, this notice also clarifies that the social security number requirement would not apply to individuals in families who do not claim eligible immigration status under HUD’s non-citizen regulations, thus alleviating some of the concerns raised by housing and immigration advocates regarding the effect the version of the rule issued on January 27 would have on so-called “mixed” families in which not all family members claim eligible immigration status. Comments on the February 11 (delay) notice are due March 13, 2009 and can be submitted either online at (search Enterprise Income Verification) or by mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. [Download.] The National Housing Law Project and the National Low Income Housing Coalition sent a memo to HUD on February 3 expressing concerns and commenting on the rule issued on January 27 prompting the proposed delay set forth in the instant notice.

ACIN I-46-08: Revisions To Interim Assistance Reimbursement (IAR) Forms (6/12/08)

Two years ago, CDSS and the Social Security Administration entered an agreement to modify the IGAR forms. And, viola (2 years late) is the new form. The ACIN also provides clarification regarding the IAR reimbursement process. The new forms are effective immediately.

A federal law change in 2006 requires that any past due monthly SSI/SSP benefits that exceed three times (formerly twelve) the maximum monthly SSI/SSP payment must be paid in installments. The revised SSP 14 form now includes language that speaks to the alternate IAR procedure for these cases. The new form also: clarifies that an IA agency cannot use the same signed IAR authorization form for both an initial and a post-eligibility payment of SSI/SSP benefits; provides definitions; clarifies that the IA agency can reimburse itself for the months up to and including the month the individual’s SSI/SSP benefits begin; clarifies how the form serves as a protective filing; specifies that the authorization will be void if it is not received by SSA from the IA agency within a specific time period and that it must be signed and dated; and clarifies applicants’ appeal rights. [Download]