BASIC (09-15)

NL 10604.101 What is Legal Sufficiency?

Because our notices communicate decisions and determinations, and inform individuals of their rights and responsibilities under our programs, we must make sure that our notices are legally sufficient.

To be legally sufficient, notices:

  • must be clear and accurate;

  • must convey enough information to allow the person who receives the notice to act in an informed way. Too little information may violate a person’s legal rights.

  • must conform to all statutory, regulatory, and constitutional requirements; and

  • must conform to all specific court-imposed requirements.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) reviews notices to ensure that they are legally sufficient.


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NL 10604.101 - What is Legal Sufficiency? - 09/30/2015
Batch run: 09/30/2015
Rev:09/30/2015