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55 Pa. Code § 3041.186. Collection.

§ 3041.186. Collection.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall collect the total amount of the overpayment from a family whose child continues to receive subsidized child care when the eligibility agency identifies an overpayment as specified in §  3041.182 (relating to eligibility agency responsibilities regarding overpayment).

 (b)  If the Department, eligibility agency or other entity identifies an overpayment unrelated to fraud, subject to repayment as specified in §  3041.181 (relating to overpayment), related to a family whose child continues to receive subsidized child care, the eligibility agency shall:

   (1)  Notify the parent or caretaker by a letter that a repayment is required, the amount of the repayment and the following repayment options:

     (i)   A one-time payment of the full amount owed.

     (ii)   A one-time partial payment and an increase in the co-payment to be paid until repayment is complete.

     (iii)   An increase in the co-payment until the repayment is complete.

   (2)  Automatically implement an increase to the co-payment until the repayment is complete when the parent or caretaker does not select an option as specified in paragraph (1) no later than 10 calendar days following the date of the letter.

   (3)  Notify the parent or caretaker by a second letter of failure to choose a repayment option as specified in paragraph (1), the amount of the increased co-payment and the number of weeks the increased co-payment will continue.

 (c)  When the Office of Inspector General has determined fraud in an active case, the eligibility agency shall determine collection methods in conjunction with the Office of Inspector General.


   The provisions of this §  3041.186 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).


   The provisions of this §  3041.186 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312125) to (312126).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.167 (relating to notice of overpayment).

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