Unless 2 above applies, the effective date of change depends on whether the change
is advantageous or disadvantageous to recipients.
NOTE: FOs may not alter this date in individual cases.
Whenever policy change results in higher payments or no payment changes to individuals,
the policy change effective date will be the month the RZ is initiated or the effective
date specified in the law or regulations.
Whenever payments will be reduced as a result of the policy change, the policy change is effective with the month after the month in which the first RZ
is initiated after the policy effective date.