Standard Reporting
Information on this page refers to the Nutrition Assistance programInformation 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.
Policy
Budgetary units that include any of the following are subject to Standard Reporting requirements:
NA budgetary units where all participants are elderly or have a disability and do not receive earned income
CA budgetary units including the following:
All CA participants are receiving NA assigned to Standard Reporting
All participants are receiving TPEP
What must be reported for NA for Standard Reporting?
For NA, the following must be reported when the budgetary unit is subject to Standard Reporting:
Changes in address and any resulting changes in shelter costs
Changes in income when the gross monthly amount reduces or increases by more than $125
A single lottery or gambling winning equal to or more than the Winnings Reporting Amount (See Winnings Reporting for the amount)
Changes in a participant’s legal obligation to pay child support which includes, but is not limited to, one of the following:
Increase or decrease of more than $50 in the monthly amount of legally obligated child support expense paid
Termination of the obligation when the child reaches the age at which child support is no longer legally obligated
Changes in participants living in the household
Changes in the Primary Informant(g)
The following changes in Resources
Liquid resources must be reported only when the total value equals or exceeds the maximum NA resource limit (See NA Resource Limits for the maximum limit amount)
A licensed vehicle has been added to the budgetary unit
What must be reported for CA for Standard Reporting?
For CA, the following must be reported when the budgetary unit is subject to Standard Reporting:
Changes in address and any resulting changes in shelter costs
Changes in dependent care expenses
NOTE This includes expenses for the care of an incapacitated adult
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 Unwed Minor Parent - Living with a Parent or Relative and Married Minor Parent for additional definitions)
A nonparticipant stepparent.
NOTE For CA, child support payments are not required to be court ordered.
Changes in marital status
Changes in participants living in the household
Changes in the Primary Informant(g)
Changes in resources
Changes in school attendance for children age six and older
NOTE Children on break are still attending school when they intend to return to school after the break
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 the following guidelines:
No later than the tenth calendar day of the month following the month the change occurred.
For Tribal TANF, changes occurring after the approval must be reported within ten calendar days of the date the change becomes known to the budgetary unit.
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.
Legal Authorities
7 CFR 273.2(f)(8)(ii)
7 CFR 273.12(a)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(i)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(i)(A
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(i)(B
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(i)(C)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(ii)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(iii)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(v)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(vii)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(1)(viii)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(2)
7 CFR 273.12(a)(4)(i)
last revised 08/30/2021