Standard Reporting
Information on this page refers to the Nutrition Assistance program Information on this page refers to the Cash Assistance program
Specific requirements regarding Standard Reporting, including what must be reported and by when it must be reported.
Budgetary units that participate in the CA Two Parent Employment Program (TPEP) are subject to Standard Reporting requirements.
CA TPEP participants are required to report all of the following:
Changes in address and any resulting changes in shelter costs
Changes in dependent care expenses or care of an incapacitated adult expenses
Changes in deprivation of a dependent child
Changes in income
Changes in child support expenses for any of the following:
A nonparticipant parent of a minor parent, when living together. (See Minor Parent for additional definitions)
A nonparticipant stepparent.
NOTE For CA, child support payments are not required to be court ordered.
Changes in participants including the removal of the dependent child by a state or federal agency
Changes in the PI(g)
Changes in resources
Changes in school attendance for children aged six and older
NOTE Children on break are still attending school when they intend to return to school after the break
Changes in circumstances that changes the participant’s eligibility (either starting or stopping) for benefits. This includes changes to any of the following:
Student status
Disqualifications. (See NA and CA Disqualifications for a list of disqualifications)
Social Security Income (SSI)
Change Reporting Time Frame – Standard Reporting
At the interview, the participant must report any changes that have occurred from the application date through the interview date.
After the interview, changes must be reported with all of the following guidelines:
No later than the 10th calendar day of the month following the month the change occurred.
When the reporting deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the reporting due date is extended to the following workday(g).
When verification is needed, the participant must respond to the notice requesting the verification by the due date on the notice. Failure to respond to notices requesting verification may cause benefits to be denied or stopped.
For instructions on how to report a change, see Reporting Changes - Participant Responsibilities.
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last revised 11/28/2022