With the federal government currently in a state of partial shutdown with no clear timeline for resolution, CRFS would like to communicate the impact that clients and partners may see with the claim filing process. Our Compliance Team has put together the following information based on what we know at this time. As more information becomes available, we will be sure to communicate it to the CRFS community.
The VA appropriations bill was already passed, so these files will not impacted by the shutdown.
Claims can still be submitted to HUD, and claim payments will be issued as long as no manual intervention is necessary. However, HUD files requiring manual effort will be delayed. The HUD mail room is still open to allow for the submission of supplemental claims, and they will be time stamped to confirm date of receipt.
No impact on the claims process.
The LINC system is available and claims can be entered and saved, but the submit function appears to be disabled. As of now, claims can be entered and saved in LINC so they can be submitted immediately upon restoration of full system functionality.
The FEMA website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on the website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via the website might not be processed and FEMA will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.
Should you have any additional questions, please contact Sean Snook at Sean.Snook@crfservices.com.