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Add or remove someone from my case

You are responsible for reporting any changes to the number of people in your household, which may impact your eligibility to receive benefit services, or the amount of benefits you receive. 

Someone is leaving your home
If you have an open Food Stamp case and someone is leaving your home, it may benefit your household to report this information to us, even though you are not required to report this change until you complete your Food Stamp recertification.  We will determine if removing the person from your case increases your benefit amount. You may then make the decision whether to remove the individual from your case. 

If a household member is moving out of Idaho we must end their participation in Idaho before they can receive benefits in another state. Let us know if a household member is moving out of state and wants to apply for benefits in their new residence.

For other programs, if someone is leaving your home and will no longer be receiving benefit services as  part of your household, let us know who it is and when they left.  See "How to report a change" below for ways to tell us someone is leaving your household.

Someone is moving into your home  
If you have an open Food Stamp case and someone is moving into your home, it may benefit your household to report this information to us, even though you are not required to report this information until you complete your recertification for Food Stamps.  We will determine if adding the person to your case increases your benefit amount. You may then make the decision whether to add the individual to your case.

For other programs, if someone is moving into your home who will be receiving benefit services as part of your household, let us know who it is and when they moved in.  See "How to report a change" below for ways to tell us someone is moving into your household.  Also, here's how you can speed up the process for adding someone to your benefit services:

  • Complete the Add-a-Person form.
  • Gather copies of this information for the person coming into the home.
  • Submit the completed and signed form and verification information together.

Adding a child to your child care case? 
In addition to the information above, be sure to include a Dependant Care Charges Form (HW0427), completed by you and your child care provider.

How to report a change

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Email us at: MyBenefits@dhw.idaho.gov

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Mail us at:
Self Reliance Programs
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID  83720-0026