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AISH Program Policy

Published Date: March 03, 2015
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Overpayments

Notice of Overpayment Assessment

AUTHORITY

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act, sections 7(3) and 10

INTENT

To inform the person affected by an overpayment, how it was assessed and how the determination was made.

POLICY

When an overpayment is assessed, notification of the overpayment is communicated in writing to the affected party.

The following information is included in the notice:

  • Date of the overpayment;
  • Reason for the overpayment;
  • How the overpayment was calculated;
  • Amount of the overpayment;
  • Right to appeal the decision to assess the overpayment, the overpayment amount and the rate of repayment;
  • Right to request an exemption from the requirement to repay; and 
  • When it will become a debt due.

The affected party has 30 calendar days from being notified of the overpayment, to appeal in writing. If the 30th day is not a business day, the date will be extended to the next business day. The date of the notification, plus seven calendar days, is considered to be the date the notification was received.

The 30-day time period can be extended if there are apparent grounds for appeal and a reasonable explanation for the delay.

For more information see Appeals.

The affected party may request an exemption from the requirement to repay the overpayment.  An exemption may be considered up until the overpayment becomes a debt due. For more information see No Repayment of Overpayment.