An IAR authorization is not binding on the individual unless the State notifies SSA
of receipt of the authorization within 30 calendar days. If the State does not meet
the deadline, SSA will pay the recipient the retroactive SSI payments according to
SSI priority of payment rules. The State can choose to ask the recipient for the money
due the State, but SSA will not assist the State with its request to the recipient.
For initial claims and posteligibility cases, an IAR authorization is invalid and
has no effective life if:
a manual notification State fails to notify SSA within 30 calendar days of the date
the individual signed the authorization;
an automated notification State fails to notify SSA within 30 calendar days of the
date the State matches the applicant’s record on the State’s general assistance file
with a pending SSI record.
NOTE: If the authorization is invalid because the State takes longer than 30 days to notify
SSA, treat the authorization as a protective filing. This protection prevents an individual
from losing benefits because of a State processing deficiency.