HI 00830.010 Evidence Required

Relief cannot be provided merely, because of “good cause” for failure to enroll or pay premiums timely nor because of a claim of hardship by the claimant. There must be some erroneous action or inaction by the Government which is prejudicial to the rights of the claimant.

Normally, a claimant's statement that his or her rights have been prejudiced cannot by itself be the basis for granting relief. In most cases, relief should be granted only where it is apparent from Government records, documentary evidence, or written statements from Government agents or employees who have personal knowledgeof the facts, that the claimant's rights have been prejudiced by administrative action or inaction.


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HI 00830.010 - Evidence Required - 09/15/1989
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/15/1989