If the valid request for an undue hardship waiver is received by the FSD office within 10 days after the date of the notice of transfer penalty, and the waiver is granted, the effective date of the waiver will be the initial date of the penalty period. This will result in no loss in benefits to individual due to the transfer.
EXAMPLE: Amy applied for MHABD vendor on January 20. Amy receives a FAMIS notice and the IM-63 HWN dated February 10 that her application for vendor is being denied and that she will have a 100-day penalty period beginning January 20.
Amy submits an undue hardship request to FSD, which is received on February 15 (within 10 days of the notice). The undue hardship request is approved by MHN Program and Policy, and Amy’s penalty period is waived. Amy is subsequently certified for vendor beginning January 20.