When Verification is Considered Complete

The following demonstrates how an LEA determines whether or not the household adequately responded and whether follow-up is required.

  • The household submits either adequate written evidence or collateral contact corroboration of income or categorical eligibility:
    • Verification is considered complete for this household;
  • The household submits either adequate written evidence or collateral contact corroboration of income which indicates that the child(ren) should receive either a greater or lesser level of benefits:
    • Verification is considered complete for this household when the notice of adverse action is sent or household is notified that its benefits will be increased or decreased;
  • The household indicates, verbally or in writing, that it no longer wishes to receive free or reduced price benefits:
    • Verification is considered complete when the notice of adverse action is sent;
  • The application provides case numbers and it is determined that no household member is receiving benefits from an Assistance Program:
    • ┬áVerification is considered complete when the notice of adverse action is sent.
  • The household does not respond or fails to provide adequate documentation after the required follow up or the household refuses to cooperate with verification efforts.
    • Verification is considered complete when the notice of adverse action is sent.