Should I tell DSS if I know a refugee is experiencing household change (new job, moving, birth of a child, change in household composition).
Yes. The Department of Social Services should always be informed when changes occur in the refugees household, as they will amend their benefits based on these changes. For example, if a refugee family invites another person to come live with them in their home, they must inform DSS. If a refugee you know has recently obtained a job, DSS must be notified immediately. The refugee should bring their pay stubs to their case worker as proof of employment. Additionally, if a refugee you know is moving, the refugee must tell DSS about their new housing and address.