|(a) For adequate cause shown, the Agency may permit retroactive
or backdated work registrations and may permit the filing of retroactive or
backdated work registrations and may permit the filing of retroactive or backdated
claims in order to prevent hardship or injustice. The work registrations and
claims shall have the same effect as though prepared and filed on the earlier
date. In the event a request for backdating a claim is approved prior to the
filing of the claim, a claimant must file the backdated claim within 60 days
of the date the backdating was authorized in order for the claim to be valid.
(b) On a finding by the executive director, or the executive
director's designee, that a foreign conflict creates an emergency situation
which prevents the filing of claims in accordance with all of the provisions
of §815.20 of this chapter (relating to Claim for Benefits) and that
the emergency is likely to continue for an extended period, the executive
director may permit the filing and payment of claims not meeting all of the
requirements of §815.20 of this chapter (relating to Claim for Benefits).
However, those requirements may be relaxed only to the extent that the executive
director finds necessary to prevent hardship or injustice that would otherwise
be caused by the emergency.