Interim assistance reimbursement—forms, 57.2, 57.3(1)
HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to interim assistance reimbursement forms
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Human Services Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 57, "Interim Assistance Reimbursement," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 249A.4.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 249A.4.
Purpose and Summary
This proposed rule making is part of the Department's five-year rules review process. Form names are proposed to be removed from this chapter as the names are outdated. This change will reduce confusion for individuals who obtain assistance through this program.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to rule 441—1.8(17A,217).
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on May 10, 2022. Comments should be directed to:
Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building, Fifth Floor
1305 East Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114
No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend subrule 57.2(1) as follows:
57.2(1) Agreement. The county agency shall enter into a written agreement with the department of human services on Form 470-1948, Interim Assistance Reimbursement Agreement.
Item 2. Amend subrule 57.2(2) as follows:
57.2(2) Authorization. The county agency shall secure written authorization from the person seeking interim assistance. By signing Form 470-1950, Authorization for Reimbursement of Interim Assistance, the person:
a. Indicates the intent to apply for SSI benefits.
b. Authorizes the Social Security Administration to:
(1)Withhold the amount of interim assistance from the person's initial payment or initial posteligibility payment, and
(2)Make this amount payable to the county agency.
Item 3. Amend subrule 57.3(1) as follows:
57.3(1) The county agency shall submit the information requested on the Certificate of Authority, Form 470-1947, to the Social Security Administration at the address given on the form:
a. Before the date the agency first participates in the program, and
b. Subsequently when changes in the list of authorized officials occur.