Case Audits
Information on this page refers to the Nutrition Assistance programInformation on this page refers to the Cash Assistance program
A case audit is all of the following:
An investigation of one or more eligibility factors
Is based on specific changes or possible changes in the budgetary unit's circumstances
Are conducted for all programs
Policy
A case audit may be conducted at any time eligibility factors become questionable.
When a case audit is required, the following apply:
A new application is not required.
Only the eligibility factors in question must be verified.
For NA and CA, the questionable factors may be verified by phone, mail, or face-to-face in the office with the participant.
For CA, the questionable factors may be verified by home visit.
Verification
Verification depends on the eligibility factor in question.
Legal Authorities
7 CFR 272.1(f)
7 CFR 272.1(g)(6)(i)
7 CFR 272.1(g)(6)(ii)
7 CFR 272.1(g)(6)(iv)
7 CFR 272.1(g)(6)(v)
7 CFR 272.1(g)(6)(v)(A - C)
7 CFR 273.2(d)(2)
last revised 08/30/2021