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Recertification & Mid-certification Public Benefits

District residents who received a notice to complete the recertification or mid-certification process for food and cash benefits are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

How To Recertify Public Benefits

  • Mail
    Return your completed and signed mid-certification or recertification form along with any verification documents through the mail. You can access the forms here.

Department of Human Services | Economic Security Administration
Case Record Management Unit
P.O. Box 91560
Washington, DC 20090

  • DHS Service Center
    Visit a DHS Service Center to drop off your forms and any verification documents.

Contact the DHS Public Benefits Call Center at (202) 727-5355 from 7:30 am - 4:45 pm, Monday – Friday, to check the status of your public benefits and if you are unsure if you should complete the mid-certification or recertification process.