(1) Each person who receives assistance must be notified ten days in advance of any action that terminates or reduces his benefits. Notification must be in writing and contain information about the amount of decrease or the closure, the reason and legal basis for the action, and must advise the client of the date on which the action will take effect. The notice must inform the client of his right to a fair hearing.

(2) The local contractor may dispense with timely notice but must send adequate notice no later than the date of action in the following situations:

(a) recipient dies;

(b) recipient no longer wishes assistance;

(c) recipient admitted or committed to an institution;

(d) recipient fraudulently obtained benefits.

History: Sec. 53-2-201, MCA; IMP, Sec. 53-2-201, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 732, Eff. 4/16/82; AMD, 1983 MAR p. 1362, Eff. 9/30/83; TRANS, from SRS, 1998 MAR p. 2059.