I think that there will be some oc candidates in the July class, why process over 700 people if your applicant pool was already upto the desired number. While I don't think they will come close to 720 on the oc list this summer at least people in the top 100 should be physically,mentally and financially prepared. My list is low 200s and I honestly don't think I will be reached because all the guys in the low numbers are less likely to differ. All I can do is hope there was a lot of 18 year olds that have to wait
Shouldn't matter much to you guys, you're going to have to get processed sooner or later.
As far as residency goes, I used my W-2's, my bank account and my college loan billing statements. I don't believe you necessarily need to have utility bills. It would be impossible for me to prove that, being both of the places I've lived, my utilities were included in the rent cost.
I also had my tax returns going back to 2009 and credit card billing statements. For my banking and credit card statements, I called my bank and they sent me the statements for that time period. Same for my college loan billing statements.
For those that are worried, one of the documents I have listing the acceptable forms of proof says something like 'can accept other documents in lieu of...' Or something of that nature. Meaning if you have legitimate forms of proof, they can chose to accept it.
I simply take it one step at a time, especially with the last several years, I don't expect anything until I'm actually there, participating in that step of the process.
As far as how many people it will take, I think there are too many variables to tell how the numbers will come out. Just be ready for when they come calling.
But of course we're raising questions. These people want you to prove residency TWICE. First to retain the 5 points, which is when u have to show every piece of goddamn mail youve ever recieved in your entire life, and second to prove CURRENT residence before appointment, which can be achieved by simply showing any 3 pieces of mail recieved within the last 60 days which REFLECT ACTIVITY at that residence. Its mind boggling to say the least, and definetely redundant.
Like i said, the only thing that saved my *ss was that checking account i just happened to have with Chase from 09-11. Without that, i wouldve been on the Sanitation website today lol.
Should I be saving bank statements then from this point on? I'm #21xx and was 19 when I applied for the exam so I have that u-21 option, but just to be safe?
Theyll be asking for way more than that little packet led us to believe. I showed her the paper with the items listed pertaining to what we should bring. She looked at it for like 10 seconds and said "Yeah, i dont know why they send you guys this". Then she asked me for like twice as many things. So save everything man. This residency stuff is serious. Guess they must have a bloody history with past candidates and residency fraud...
There were a lot of people like that the day I went to the intake interview, caught off guard with all the documents being requested. Did any of you get the sheet with all the stuff they can ask you for, from your investigator? That sheet is huge and there is a lot of stuff listed on there.
Candidates applying for New York City Residency Credit must provide any three of the following:
• Mortgage in the candidate’s name valid during the 12-month period between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
• Cable bills for the 12-month period prior to July 1, 2011
• Telephone bills for the 12-month period prior to July 1, 2011
• Gas, electric or water utility bills for the 12-month period prior to July 1, 2011
• Checking or savings account statements for the 12-month period prior to July 1, 2011
• Credit card statements for the 12-month period prior to July 1, 2011 and
• W-2 form(s) from the candidate’s employer for the 2010 and 2011 tax years.
Is it that hard to figure out? Monthly statements for July 2010 to June 2011 (the 12 months prior to July 1, 2011).
My 'paperwork' has been together and organized for a number of years. I had all the documents I needed, plus some. And as you noted, I initialed all those boxes that my investigator marked off, so considering that, it would be hard for me to miss the fact they were marked off.
My approach is to listen closely, follow directions and read whatever notices they send me carefully and it goes pretty smoothly.
I'm only gonna be able to produce bank statements and W-2's.