§299.15. Disposition and appeal of contests
A. Upon receipt by a claimant of a written contest to an offset by an individual, the responsible official of that agency shall examine the reason for the contest listed by the individual and if the amount claimed as owed to the agency is found to be incorrect, the amount claimed as owed shall be adjusted accordingly. If the amount of the offset exceeds the correct amount found to be owed by the individual then the agency shall refund the excess of the offset.
B. If the responsible official of the claiming agency determines that the individual does owe the agency any amount, he shall either return the whole amount offset or the appropriate part thereof to the individual with interest as provided for in Subsection C or he shall give the individual written notice of his decision to reject the contest of the offset and the fact that his decision may be appealed in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act within sixty days of the date of the mailing of the notice. Any decision by the responsible official under the Louisiana Employment Security Law to reject any contest of an offset may be appealed in accordance with the procedure and delays under R.S. 23:1629 et seq., and only to the extent that the grounds of appeal shall be confined to the amount and right of offset by such office.
C. Any remittance to an individual of an amount offset by a claiming agency under this Part shall bear interest at the rate specified in R.S. 47:1624 beginning ninety days from the date the offset is made.
Acts 1983, No. 288, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1985; Acts 1995, No. 492, §2, eff. June 17, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 1172, §8, eff. June 30, 1997.