An initial determination is deemed to occur (i.e., no notice is sent) on the first day of each month that a recipient is shown on the
record as eligible and the payment amount remains unchanged. If there is no payment
in any given month, there is no deemed initial determination for that month or for
following months in which no payments are made. Deemed initial determinations always
follow actual initial determinations of eligibility or payment amount, beginning in
the month following an actual initial determination as long as there is no break in
eligibility or change in payment amount. See SI 04070.010A.3. and SI 04070.030A. – SI 04070.030C. for a discussion of deemed initial determinations.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The concepts of deemed initial determinations and effective months of notices of initial
determinations apply only to nonmedical factors of eligibility and for purposes of
administrative finality. They do NOT apply to disability determinations, i.e. medical factors of disability.