Department of Human Services

Food Stamp Online  Policy Manual

Continuing Responsibilities

Revised: 

38.25

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (WITHIN THE COUNTY)

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It is essential that an accurate address for all recipients be on file in the ACCENT system.  Action must be taken as soon as a change of address becomes known.  Do not delay changing the address on the ACCENT pending verification of the address unless a complete mailing address is not provided.

 

(1)   Send the household a free-form notice asking for shelter and utility arrangements and cost verification within 10 days so that you can evaluate eligibility for any appropriate deductions.

 

The notice must clearly state what information needs to be provided and by what date.  The counselor should offer or arrange for assistance if the client is unable to obtain the information.

 

(2)   If verification of shelter costs for the new address is provided within 10 days, enter the amount in the budget and determine the next month’s benefits with the deduction.

 

(3)   If verification of shelter costs is not provided, remove any existing shelter deduction from the budget and determine the next month’s benefits without a shelter deduction.

 

(4)   Authorize the case on ACCENT, using the appropriate reason code(s).

 

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