(a) For all decisions, except those involving food stamp issues only, definitive and final administrative action must be taken promptly, but in no event more than 90 days from the date of the request for a fair hearing.
(b) (1) For all cases involving food stamp issues only the decision must be issued and the parties notified of the decision within 60 days of receipt of the request for the fair hearing by OAH.
(2) If the decision will result in an increase in household food stamp benefits, social services agencies must reflect such increase in the coupon allotment within 10 days of the receipt of the hearing decision; however, the increase may occur later than 10 days after the decision if the social services agency decides to make the decision effective in the household's normal issuance cycle and the issuance will occur within 60 days from the household's request for a hearing. Decisions which result in a decrease in household benefits must be reflected on the next scheduled issuance following receipt of the fair hearing decision.
(c) Upon receipt of a complaint that a social services agency has not complied with the fair hearing decision, the commissioner, through action coordinated by OAH will secure compliance by whatever means is deemed necessary and appropriate under the circumstances of the case.
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