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STATE OF MICHIGAN
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY
ADM 98-08/EFF. 10-
Clients who might receive certain cash benefits are (or were) required
to sign a repay agreement as a condition of eligibility for State Disability
Assistance (SDA), State Family Assistance (SFA) and General Assis-
tance (GA). See PEM 272, “SDA REPAY AGREEMENTS.” When
these cash benefits are received, clients must repay all or a portion of
the entire amount of SDA, SFA or GA received since the date of the
The local office director is authorized to renegotiate the terms of these
repay agreements when an exception request is made.
Exception: The following repay agreements may not be renegotiated:
SSI Reimbursement Authorizations
State Medical Program (SMP) or GA Medical repay agreements.
The Third Party Liability Division of Department of Community
Health may choose to pursue reimbursement of SMP/GA Medical
benefits from liable third party resources.
Advise the client and/or his representative that the renegotiated settle-
ment applies only to interim cash assistance issued under the SDA/
Consider granting an exception request under any of the following cir-
Professional fees, including legal fees, were incurred and payment
is due for services rendered.
Note: The Agency is not required to reduce its claim to allow for
payment of attorney fees unless this is required by administrative
or judicial order.
Extenuating or unusual circumstances exist, e.g., the pending set-
tlement served as collateral for a loan which was used to meet
daily living expenses.
Full and timely collection would result in extreme and unusual
hardship to the client.
Other circumstances exist which the local office director feels are
sufficient to renegotiate the repay agreement.
Notify appropriate local or central office accounting staff of all renegoti-
ated repay settlements.
REPAY AGREEMENT SETTLEMENTS
LEGAL & FOIA ISSUES