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FAQs - Contract with the State

Contract with the State 

The questions below apply to the Contract with the State. 

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No. Those funds must be returned to the State so they can be rolled into the funds we receive for FY18 and reallocated to the network. 

The following is the procedure for requesting a waiver:

  1. The request should be made within the 14 business day period but prior to the 14th day.
  2. The request shall include how much of the total  advance will be paid within the 14 days and how much will be remaining after the 14 day period.
  3. The request shall include the date that the remaining funds will be expended/paid.
  4. The request will include the reason why the funds could not be paid within the 14 day period.

If the above criteria is not met, a waiver will not be granted, and excess cash should be returned.

When considering the granting of a waiver, factors will include:

  1. How often a waiver has been requested in the past.
  2. How often funds have been returned in the past.
  3. The stated reason for the need of a waiver.
  4. The dollar amount.
  5. The length of time needed in order to pay remaining funds.

There can be various reasons for needing a waiver ( e.g., staff shortages, over projections of applications, application processing issues, timing of receiving funds, etc.).

We are aware that client hardship could result in not allowing a waiver.  However, we will not allow the granting of waivers to become routine. 

We all desire the timely processing and paying of clients’ assistance benefits, but occasionally it becomes a challenge.  Feel free to contact the State LIHEAP office during those times to determine whether a waiver is appropriate.

The amount of funding each agency receives is based upon the current 5-year average of applications taken; not just those that were approved. 

Funds are considered spent when the check is "cut" in fiscal.