Take Four Steps to Verify Zero-Income Status

An applicant or household member may claim to get no income from any source. In these situations, it’s important to be skeptical. HUD management reviewers and auditors scrutinize these claims to keep HUD from overpaying assistance to household members. If it turns out that a household member made a mistake or even lied to you about having no income—and you did nothing to verify the claim—HUD could require your site to reimburse the agency for the excess assistance it paid to the household member based on the claim of no income.

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