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77. How long does it take to decide if I am eligible?

DTA must decide on your application within 30 days and either pay you benefits or deny your application.  The 30-day time limit can be extended if you ask for more time to get proof of eligibility. If you get a notice from DTA saying your application is denied because you did not bring enough proof, you have 30 more days from the date of the notice to give DTA more proof. 106 C.M.R. § 702.160. See also Question 75.


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