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55 Pa. Code § 3041.175. Eligibility agency responsibilities regarding appeal.

§ 3041.175. Eligibility agency responsibilities regarding appeal.

 (a)  If the parent or caretaker is unable to prepare a written appeal, the eligibility agency shall assist the parent or caretaker in preparing a written appeal. The parent or caretaker shall sign the appeal request.

 (b)  When the eligibility agency receives an appeal that is timely postmarked or delivered, the eligibility agency shall date-stamp the appeal, the envelope and the attachments with the date of receipt and retain copies of all original appeal information.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall keep a copy and forward the original appeal along with the postmarked envelope to the Department’s Bureau of Hearings and Appeals no later than 3 working days following the date the appeal is received by the eligibility agency.

 (d)  The eligibility agency may not take the proposed adverse action until 10 calendar days following the date the written notice is postmarked or hand-delivered to the parent or caretaker and then only if the parent or caretaker has not filed an appeal. Subsidy may be continued at the prior level only if the parent or caretaker meets the requirements in §  3041.173 (relating to subsidy continuation during the appeal process).

 (e)  The eligibility agency may take the proposed adverse action before 10 calendar days following the date a provider closes for financial difficulties or loss of certification or registration or if funding is not available to continue subsidized care to the child.

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