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Title: Section 358-2.11 - Expiration notice.

358-2.11 Expiration notice. Expiration notice means a notice sent by a social services agency which advises a household in receipt of food stamp benefits that its certification period is due to expire. The expiration notice must contain:

(a) the consequences of failure to comply with the expiration notice;

(b) the date the current certification period ends;

(c) the date by which the recipient's household must reapply to receive uninterrupted benefits;

(d) the date of any scheduled interview, and a statement that the recipient is responsible for rescheduling a missed interview;

(e) the number of days the recipient has for submitting missing verification after the interview or after the recertification form is received by the local social services district if no interview is required;

(f) the specific regulation upon which the action is based;

(g) the household's right to request an application for food stamp benefits and the obligation of the local social services district to accept the application, provided that the application is signed and contains a legible name and address;

(h) the address where the application must be filed;

(i) the household's right to apply for food stamp benefits by mail or through an authorized representative;

(j) information that any household consisting only of supplemental security income (SSI) applicants or recipients is entitled to apply for food stamp recertification at any office of the Social Security Administration (SSA);

(k) the household's right to a fair hearing;

(l) the procedure for requesting an agency conference or fair hearing, including an address and telephone number where a request for a fair hearing may be made and the time limits within which the request for a fair hearing must be made;

(m) the right of the recipient to review the recipient's case record. The notice must contain an address and telephone number where the recipient can obtain additional information about the recipient's case; how to request a fair hearing; access to the case file; and/or obtaining copies of documents;

(n) the right to representation by legal counsel, a relative, friend or other person or to represent oneself, and the right to bring witnesses to the fair hearing and to question witnesses at the hearing; and

(o) the right to present written and oral evidence at the hearing.



VOLUME A (Title 18)