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SBA issues new PPP FAQs and clarifies appeals process

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On August 11, the Small Business Administration (SBA) updated the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs to include two new questions clarifying that (i) payment or nonpayment of fees of an agent or other third party will not affect the guarantee of a PPP loan or the SBA’s payment of lender fees; and (ii) vision and dental benefits are included in the payments required for the provision of group health care benefits. The SBA also published three new FAQs on PPP loan forgiveness, addressing PPP loan forgiveness when the borrower has also received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advance. Additionally, the SBA issued a new interim final rule, which informs PPP borrowers and lenders of the appeal process for certain SBA loan review decisions under the PPP to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals.