Issue the claimant’s first SAB check for the month in which the SAB application is approved or for the month in which the 30th day from the date of application occurs, whichever is earlier. The 30 days includes the date of request for application.
Issue retroactive payments to claimants when application processing is not completed in time for the claimant to receive benefits for the month in which the 30th day following the request for application occurred. Retroactive payments are also issued for any months subsequent to the month in which the 30th day following the request for application occurred for which the claimant does not receive a regularly processed check.
Do not issue retroactive payments to claimants for any month during which the claimant was not eligible to receive benefits. The following are examples:
- The claimant received an assistance check from another state during the time between the request date and date of approval.
- The claimant was ineligible for the entire month based on an eligibility factor such as resources exceeding the statutory maximum.