TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER X: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER i: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
PART 672 WIC VENDOR MANAGEMENT CODE
SECTION 672.420 SPECIFICATIONS FOR REJECTION OF FOOD INSTRUMENTS


 

Section 672.420  Specifications for Rejection of Food Instruments

 

a)         Food Instruments shall be rejected for payment for the following reasons:  

 

1)         Submission of a Food Instrument before the "First Day To Use".

 

2)         Submission of a Food Instrument for payment more than 60 calendar days past the "First Day To Use".

 

3)         Submission of a Food Instrument identified by the Department or the Department's contract bank as Invalid Vendor.

 

4)         Submission of a Food Instrument by an unauthorized Vendor, or submission of a Food Instrument which has an unauthorized, inaccurate, or missing Vendor Number.

 

5)         Submission of a Food Instrument without a Participant or Proxy signature.

 

6)         Submission of a Food Instrument whose value is greater than the maximum value amount printed on the Food Instrument.

 

7)         Submission of a Food Instrument which has been altered.

 

8)         Submission of a Food Instrument which has been fraudulently created.

 

9)         Submission of a Food Instrument after knowledge that the contract has been repudiated or the Vendor disqualified.

 

10)         Submission of a Food Instrument accepted after the term of the contract expires.

 

b)         The following Food Instruments presented to the Department's contract bank shall not be paid:

 

1)         Food Instruments without the participant's signature;

 

2)         Food Instruments with a missing, inaccurate, or Invalid Vendor Number;

 

3)         Food Instruments submitted for payment before the "First Day to Use;"

 

4)         Food Instruments that have been altered;

 

5)         Food Instruments that are over the maximum value;

 

6)         Food Instruments that have not been obligated by the local agency (stolen stock); or

 

7)         Food Instruments that have been submitted on or after the scheduled date of disqualification or termination.

 

c)         Any Food Instrument that was accepted at the Vendor Retail Site and not submitted for processing through the contract bank shall not be considered for payment.

 

d)         Appeal procedures for Food Instruments rejected as "Invalid Vendor" and "Amount Invalid" are stated below:

 

1)         The Vendor shall have the option to restamp the Food Instruments which were rejected for "Invalid Vendor".  The corrected Food Instrument(s) may be resubmitted according to the instructions described in Section 672.415(g) and (h).

 

2)         The Vendor shall have the option to correct the "Actual $ Amount of Sale" on the Food Instruments rejected for "Amount Invalid".  The corrected Food Instrument(s) may be resubmitted according to the instructions in Section 672.415(g) and (h).

 

(Source:  Amended at 24 Ill. Reg. 7509, effective May 1, 2000)