FAA6.A Changes : 03 Effecting Changes : B Address - Effecting Changes
Address - Effecting Changes
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Effecting changes to a participant’s address.
Policy
NA and CA participants must report a change of address when they are assigned Standard Reporting.
NOTE Reporting the address change may result in a change of shelter costs. (See Shelter Costs - Effecting Changes for additional procedures when a change in shelter costs is reported with the change of address.)
Though it is not required to report a change of address when assigned Simplified Reporting, it is suggested to report a change of address to FAA and the U.S. Postal Service to ensure the budgetary unit receives all information and notices that may affect their eligibility. In order for participants to receive notices and EBT cards, the address in the case file must be correct.
When a change of address is reported, FAA must update the information in the eligibility operating system as follows:
By the close of business on the day the change is received.
For the appropriate benefit month when the move is in the future.
Verification
Verification sources must be current and contain the name and address of any of the case participants.
FAA does not request verification of the actual residential address of an Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) participant. Any document that shows the actual address of an ACP participant is not to be uploaded into OnBase or HEAplus.
When a participant is considered homeless, FAA will need a description of where the applicant is residing or where they sleep.
The following may be used to verify an address change:
Collateral contact
Current driver's license
Department of Motor Vehicles documents
Lease agreement
Ownership of property documentation
Rent or mortgage receipt
School records
Signed statement from a nonrelative
Statement from a nonrelative employer
Statement from a nonrelative landlord
Tax office records
Utility bill
Utility company records
Verification of Living Arrangement/Residential Address (FAA-0065A) form
Use the signed or documented Change Report (FAA-0412A) as verification of a move out of state.
Legal Authorities
7 CFR 273.12
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(ii)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(iii)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(3)
last revised 08/30/2021