The IAR authorization is binding on the State of Rhode Island and an individual for
one calendar year beginning with the date SSA receives the signed authorization. If
the State of Rhode Island does not notify SSA within thirty (30) calendar days of
the date the individual signed the authorization, the authorization is no longer binding.
In such a situation SSA will release a retroactive SSI payment to the individual,
and the State of Rhode Island will be responsible for pursuing recovery of IAR from
the individual without assistance from SSA. The FO must review the authorization form
for timeliness when received and ensure that the form has the date and signature of
both the State IAR representative and SSI applicant.
If an individual applies for SSI within the one calendar year period covered by the
IAR authorization or has already applied for SSI before the State received an authorization,
the period for the life of the authorization will be extended beyond the one year
period, until such time as:
SSA makes the first payment of SSI retroactive benefits on the individual's claim;
SSA makes a final determination on the claim and no timely request for review is filed;
The State and the individual agree to terminate the authorization.
The RI DHS must obtain another initial claim authorization, if the authorization is
no longer in effect and the State wants to be reimbursed for General Assistance payments
The IAR Agreement with the RI DHS does not provide for reimbursement to RI DHS in