Comment: Information regarding the availability and effective dates of the materials incorporated by reference in this rule can be found in paragraph (H) of rule 4501:7-1-01 of the Administrative Code.
(A) The department shall track and monitor "Provider Applications," "Qualifying Agent Applications," "Employee Registration Applications," "Provider License Renewals," "Qualifying Agent Renewals," and "Employee Registration Renewals," that have been received from veterans, as defined in paragraph (F) of rule 4501:7-1-01 of the Administrative Code, and/or spouses of veterans.
(B) The department shall prioritize and expedite a completed "Provider Application,"
"Qualifying Agent Application," "Employee Registration Application," "Provider License Renewal," "Qualifying Agent Renewal," and "Employee Registration Renewal," for veterans and spouses of veterans within four business days of receipt. An application shall be considered complete only when all requirements as set forth in rules 4501:7-1-04, 4501:7-1-08, 4501:7-1-09, and 4501:7-1-16 of the Administrative Code, as applicable, are met and the documentation as required in paragraph (C) of this rule has been provided to the department.
(C) Satisfactory evidence that the applicant or applicant's spouse is a veteran or member of the armed forces includes the applicant's official military identification card, official DD-214 separation document, or other official military documentation approved by the director of the department. A marriage certificate may be required, in addition to evidence of status as a veteran, if the applicant is the spouse of a veteran.
(D) In order to expedite the processing of applications and renewals, especially for individuals facing imminent deployment, the department shall accept necessary information in support of the applications by electronic and other appropriate means.