10A NCAC 71P .0604 TIME STANDARD
(a) Unless otherwise provided in this Rule, complete applications as set forth in Rule .0602(b) and .0602(c) of this Subchapter shall be processed and a notice approving or denying the application stating the effective date of the payment shall be mailed:
(1) within 45 calendar days from the date the application form is signed for persons aged 65 and older; and
(2) within 60 calendar days from the date the application form is signed for persons aged less than 65.
(b) The time standard defined in Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall apply unless a decision for SSI eligibility or disability determination is pending from the Social Security Administration. In the case of a pending SSI application or disability decision, the decision regarding the State/County Special Assistance Program application may be delayed for no more than 12 months.
(c) If the applicant's eligibility cannot be determined by the beginning of the 12th month after the date of application, the applicant shall be notified that his or her application will be denied unless the SSI decision is received by the end of the 12th month after the date of application.
History Note: Authority G.S. 108A-40; 108A-79; 143B-153;
Eff. January 1, 1983;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2016; June 1, 1990;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.