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Section 2: Claims

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Documentation

Any claim for a relocation assistance payment shall be supported by such documentation as may be reasonably required to support expenses incurred, such as bills, certified prices, appraisals or other evidence of such expenses. A displaced person must be provided reasonable assistance necessary to complete and file any required claim for payment. A detailed list of TxDOT required documentation for each type of relocation payment can be found in Chapter 25.

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Time for Filing

Displacees must file a claim for relocation payments, with required documentation, no later than 18 months from the applicable following date:

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  • For tenants, the date of displacement from the property.
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  • For landowners, the date of displacement or the date of final payment for acquisition of the real property, whichever is later.

When a person is not physically displaced, but TxDOT has authorized relocation benefits due to the result of a partial acquisition, a claim must be filed within 18 months of the applicable following date:

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  • For tenants, the date of written notification of relocation benefits.
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  • For owners, the date of written notification of relocation benefits or the date of final payment for acquisition of the real property, whichever is later.
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Expeditious Payments

The Department shall review a claim in an expeditious manner. The claimant shall be promptly notified as to any additional documentation that is required to support the claim. Payment for a claim shall be made as soon as feasible following receipt of sufficient documentation to support the claim.

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