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A family reports zero "$0" income. How is this handled?

Answer: 

A zero income no longer is a temporary approval. If the LEA is aware of additional income, verification “for cause” can be completed. Such verification efforts cannot delay the approval of applications. If an application is complete and indicates that the child is eligible for free or reduced price benefits, the application must be approved. Only after the determination of eligibility has been made can the LEA begin the verification process.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 19, 2014 at 4:30am.