RCJFS can only approve benefits for a certain number of months at a time, also known as your certification period. At the end of your certification period, you will receive a letter in the mail at the address we have on record telling you it is time to reapply for benefits.
The following instructions only apply to individuals or families that are currently receiving assistance, and have received a reapplication letter.
Once you receive your appointment letter in the mail, you will need to submit JFS 07204 to reapply for benefits. This form is included with your appointment letter.
You can submit the JFS 07204 and verification documents in the following ways:
As part of your reapplication, you may be required to verify some of your information, particularly if you have had a change in circumstances since your last application. The caseworker will help you identify the specific documents needed, but in general we will need to verify:
Please write your name and case number or social security number on all verification documents.
You will receive an appointment letter in the mail with a date and approximate time of your phone interview. The letter will specify if you should call us or if we will be calling you. The letter will list a window of time in which you will receive a phone call to complete the interview.
Most reapplication interviews are completed over the phone. The caseworker will ask you some questions and will identify the specific verification documents that are needed to continue your case.
During your interview, your caseworker will identify any additional verification documents we need to complete your case. The sooner you return the verification documents, the sooner your case can be completed.
Return those verification documents to us with your name and case number or social security number on ALL documents.