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(A) Upon receipt of a fully completed application for PSEBA benefits timely filed, the Police Chief shall review the application and supporting documents to make an initial determination regarding the application for benefits. That determination may be:
1. A determination to grant benefits based upon the preliminary record.
2. A determination to deny benefits.
3. The making of such other finding as is consistent with the evidence or by agreement of the applicant and the Village.
(B) If the Police Chief grants the benefit based on the preliminary record and subject to any necessary authorization by the Village Board, the applicant will be notified and required to make further contact with the Police Chief within thirty (30) calendar days for benefit explanation and processing.
(C) If the Police Chief denies the benefit based on the preliminary record, the applicant will receive written notice of such denial and the applicant shall have the right to request an administrative hearing which must be served in writing to the Police Chief not later than thirty (30) calendar days after being served with written notice of the denial. Upon receipt of a timely notice from the applicant, the Police Chief shall schedule an administrative hearing and serve the applicant with notice of the administrative hearing along with a date for the scheduled administrative hearing.
(D) Failure to request an administrative hearing within thirty (30) calendar days after being served with written notice of the denial of PSEBA benefits by the Police Chief shall result in the forfeiture of benefits under the PSEBA.
(E) If the applicant or Village, upon receiving written notice of the administrative hearing date, cannot attend said date as indicated in the notice of administrative hearing, the applicant or the Village, as the case may be, must contact the Hearing Officer within seven (7) calendar days after being served with notice of the administrative hearing, communicating alternative hearing date(s) which are within close proximity of the original hearing date indicated by the Hearing Officer. Continuances will be granted for good cause only. Failure to appear and/or cooperate in the hearing process may result in denial of benefits. (Ord. 17-3, 2-23-2017)