Hi all, figured I’d ask this here first before braving the wilds of the USPS 1-800 number. Background: my 84 year-old mother is living with me due to memory issues so we filled out an official USPS change of address and forwarded everything sent to anyone with our last name here to my house (this would include my late father and mostly junk mail somehow still arriving for us “kids” and of course my mom’s normal mail).
Anyway, a couple of weeks after things had begun to be forwarded to my address, a hot pink card showed up in her mailbox (at the old address) from the USPS stating: Per our records this address is vacant. Please list here anyone who should still get mail here <–(except this last sentence wasn’t worded that clearly, which led to some confusion). I was going to call the USPS to ask about it so I set the card aside but my mom got ahold of it, misunderstood what it was about and filled out all our names on it and proceeded to send it in (it was postage paid) before I could stop her.
Is there anyone here who’s changed their address recently who can tell me, do you recall such a card, and what did you do with it? Did I understand correctly that it needed to be sent back only if there was still someone living at the old address?
Thanks so much for any replies/experiences.