FAA6.A Changes : 03 Effecting Changes : L Shelter Costs - Effecting Changes
Shelter Costs - Effecting Changes
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Effecting changes when a change in shelter expenses is reported.
Policy
For NA and CA shelter costs must be reported when the budgetary unit has a change in address and the budgetary unit is assigned to Standard Reporting.
Change in shelter expenses is not a reporting requirement for budgetary units assigned to Simplified Reporting.
For CA, changes to shelter costs may also change the CA Payment Standard.
Verification
The participant has the primary responsibility for providing verification. (See Participant Responsibilities – Providing Verification for additional policy.)
Participant statement verification can be used as the primary source of verification for shelter expenses when no other verification is available at the time of the interview or change, except when either of the following occur:
The expense is in another person’s name who is outside the budgetary unit.
The participant’s statement is questionable(g).
Documents that may be used for shelter and utility expense verification include, and are not limited to, any of the following:
A landlord statement
A lease agreement
A utility bill
Insurance bill or receipt
Yearly escrow statement from mortgage lender
Mortgage receipt, record, agreement or payment book
Rent receipt
Legal Authorities
last revised 08/30/2021