How to Document Reason for Third-Party Income Verification’s Absence
When certifying and recertifying households, you must first try to verify the items you include in household income with third-party sources. For example, you must ask a resident’s employer to verify her employment income. But third-party sources don’t always cooperate with you by returning verification forms.
Fortunately, HUD gives you alternatives for verifying income when third-party sources don’t cooperate, such as getting documentation from the household itself. But you must document that you couldn’t get the income verified by a third party.