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Lost Benefits to People Disqualified for Intentional Program Violation

An Intentional Program Violation cannot result in lost benefits unless the disqualified person meets additional criteria. A person disqualified due to an Intentional Program Violation (IPV) must show he or she

  1. challenged the disqualification in court and

  2. the disqualification was overturned or reversed.

Do not restore lost benefits based solely on the fact the disqualified person was not convicted. There must be a reversal of the disqualification.

Restoration of Lost Benefits

When a person meets these criteria, he or she may qualify to receive lost benefits. The lost benefit amount is the amount the household would have received had the disqualified member been able to participate. As with all lost benefits, you must learn about the loss timely.

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