9 CRR-NY 277.3NY-CRR
9 CRR-NY 277.3
9 CRR-NY 277.3
277.3 General requirements—claims for relocation payments.
Any claim for a relocation payment shall be supported by such documentation as may be reasonably required to support expenses incurred, such as bills, certified prices, appraisals, or other evidence of such expenses. A displaced person must be provided reasonable assistance necessary to complete and file any required claim for payment.
(b) Expeditious payments.
The agency shall review claims in an expeditious manner. The claimant shall be promptly notified as to any additional documentation that is required to support the claim. Payment for a claim shall be made as soon as feasible following receipt of sufficient documentation to support the claim.
(c) Advance payments.
If a person demonstrates the need for an advance relocation payment in order to avoid or reduce a hardship, the agency shall authorize the payment, subject to such safeguards as are appropriate to ensure that the objective of the payment is accomplished.
(d) Time for filing.
(1) All claims for a relocation payment shall be filed with the agency within 18 months after:
(i) for tenants, the date of displacement;
(ii) for owners, the date of displacement or the date of the final payment for the acquisition of the real property, whichever is later.
(2) This time period shall be waived by the agency for good cause.
(e) Multiple occupants of one displacement dwelling.
If two or more occupants of the displacement dwelling move to separate replacement dwellings, each occupant is entitled to a reasonable prorated share, as determined by the agency, of any relocation payments that would have been made if the occupants moved together to a comparable replacement dwelling. However, if the agency determines that two or more occupants maintained separate households within the same dwelling, such occupants have separate entitlements to relocation payments.
(f) Deductions from relocation payments.
The agency shall deduct the amount of any advance relocation payment from the relocation payment(s) to which a displaced person is otherwise entitled. Similarly, the agency may deduct from relocation payments any rent that the displaced person owes the State; provided that no deduction shall be made if it would prevent the displaced person from obtaining a comparable replacement dwelling. The agency shall not withhold any part of a relocation payment to a displaced person to satisfy an obligation to any other creditor.
(g) Notice of denial of claim.
If the agency disapproves all or part of a payment claimed or refuses to consider the claim on its merits because of untimely filing or other grounds, it shall promptly notify the claimant in writing of its determination, the basis for its determination, and the procedures for appealing that determination.
9 CRR-NY 277.3
Current through June 15, 2020
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