In preparation for FAMIS conversion, it is important that the correct address is entered into the current system.  Effective August 14, 2001, the Code-1 (CD1P) database will automatically validate all addresses entered in IAPP and FSU5.  CD1P is the tran ID staff use to verify addresses.  Code-1 is the program used in CD1P, IAPP, and FSU5.

Memorandum IM-#23, dated May 1, 1995, instructed staff to use CD1P to validate addresses by entering the street address (primary address), city, state, and zip code.  It is no longer correct to enter the zip code when validating an address through CD1P.  Enter only the street address, city, and state.  CD1P will validate the address and display the correct zip code if a valid address is entered. 

If an address entered in IAPP or FSU5 does not match with Code-1, an on-line edit message appears.  The case action will not process until the address is corrected.  Note: Counties with addresses not in the Code-1 database or a verified address that does not match will need to contact the Food Stamp Program and Policy Unit for an override.  Food Stamp Program and Policy can override addresses in IAPP and FSU5.  If a verified address does not match the Code-1 database, be sure the address entered in FSU5 is correct before requesting an override.

Addresses currently in the system are not automatically validated through Code-1 and will not be validated until the next certification application (in IAPP) or change of address in FSU5.  Once an address is validated in IAPP or FSU5, it will not be 
validated again until the next certification application (in IAPP) or the next time the address is changed in FSU5. 

When entering an address in IAPP or FSU5, take the following action: 

  • Check the address using tran id CD1P;
  • If the address is validated, enter the address in FSU5 or IAPP as it appears in CD1P.
  • If CD1P cannot validate the address, explore with the household the entire appropriate mailing address.
  • If the address is valid, but not found in CD1P, contact Food Stamp Program and Policy for an override in IAPP or FSU5.
Following is a list of Code-1 error edit messages in FSU5 and IAPP:
  • CODE-1 ERROR - APARTMENT NUMBER MISSING OR NOT FOUND: The address should have an apartment number and it is missing, the apartment number is incorrect, or the address is new.
  • CODE-1 ERROR - INSUFFICIENT OR BLANK ADDRESS INFORMATION: The address given is incomplete.
  • CODE-1 ERROR - HOUSE/BOX NUMBER NOT FOUND ON STREET: The house or box number does not exist for the street given or the address is new.
  • CODE-1 ERROR - DIRECTIONAL IS REQUIRED (N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE, SW): This address requires a direction in the address.  For example, 100 Elm St. should be 100 E. Elm St.
  • CODE-1 ERROR - INVALID DIRECTIONAL FOR THIS STREET: This address either should not contain a direction or contains the incorrect direction.
  • CODE-1 ERROR - SUFFIX IS REQUIRED (ST, RD, LN, AVE, BLVD, CT, TER): The address cannot be identified because there are multiple streets with the same name but different suffix.  For example, in some cities there may be 100 Elm  Drive and 100 Elm Road.  Without the suffix, Code-1  cannot identify which address is given.
  • CODE-1 ERROR - INVALID SUFFIX FOR THIS STREET: The suffix given for this particular street does not exist.
  • CODE-1 ERROR - MULTIPLE ADDRESS MATCHES WERE FOUND: The address has two or three possible matches.  More information is needed to determine the correct address match.
  • CODE-1 ERROR - STREET NAME NOT FOUND IN ZIP CODE: The street name is either incorrect or is a new address.
  • CODE-1 ERROR - ZIP CODE NOT FOUND IN DATABASE: The zip code given does not exist or is a new zip code.
After FSU5 and IAPP address validation through the Code-1 database, the address will format as follows:
  • If an incorrect zip code is entered with a valid address in that city, Code-1 will correct the zip code. 
  •  If a secondary address such as an apartment number is entered on the first address line and there is room on the second address line, Code-1 will move the apartment number to the end of the address on the second address line.
County office staff should follow the addressing rules established by the local Post Office.  For example, if the Post Office does not want residential address used with the mailing address, do not use residential address in that area.  If the Post Office allows a P.O. Box and a residential address, but requires the P.O. Box to be on the second line, enter the address that way. 

If you have any questions, follow supervisory channels prior to contacting Central Office.

  • Review this memorandum with all appropriate staff.
  • Use CD1P to validate addresses prior to entering in IAPP or FSU5.
  • Contact Food Stamp Program and Policy for an override in IAPP or FSU5 if a valid address is not accepted.
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