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(1) Limited Use of Assistance Payments/Services. All benefits provided pursuant to this chapter must be used for the intended purpose of the approved program. In the event that benefit payments and/or services are used or pledged for a purpose inconsistent with the purpose set forth by the applicable approved program, the tribal council or designee shall require the repayment of the benefit payment. The tribal council or designee is authorized to offset any other payments owed to a tribal member if such an offset is necessary to secure repayment of the benefit payment in accordance with this section.

(2) Forfeiture. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, benefit payments may be revoked or forfeited for any tribal member, or a spouse of a tribal member who is found to have misapplied approved program funds for to have made any misrepresentations. Benefits may also be forfeited should the benefits be treated as a resource to the detriment of the tribe or a tribal member in accordance with RRTC 3.15.080(9). The tribe shall have a right of recovery with regard to any excess or improper payments hereunder. In the event of such forfeiture, all assistance provided to the tribal member, or a spouse of a tribal member, pursuant to this chapter shall be deemed a loan and shall be enforceable as such. [Res. 09-09-2020B § 7, 2020.]