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USPS Treatment of Undeliverable As Addressed (UAA) Mail

MAILER ENDORSEMENT

USPS TREATMENT OF UAA PIECES

No endorsement

In all cases: Same treatment as "Forwarding Service Requested."

"Address Service Requested"

OPTION 1 1

If no change-of-address order on file:

Piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached (no charge).

If change-of-address order on file:

  • Months 1 through 12: Piece forwarded (no charge); separate notice of new address provided (address correction fee charged).
  • Months 13 through 18: Piece returned with new address attached (no charge).
  • After month 18: Piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached (no charge).

OPTION 2 2

If no change-of-address order on file:

Piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached (no charge); separate notice of reason for nondelivery provided (address correction fee charged).

If change-of-address order on file:

  • Months 1 through 12: Piece forwarded (no charge); separate notice of new address provided (address correction fee charged).
  • Months 13 through 18: Piece returned with new address attached (no charge); separate notice of new address provided (address correction fee charged).
  •  fter month 18: Piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached (no charge); separate notice of reason for nondelivery provided (address correction fee charged).

"Forwarding Service Requested"

If no change-of-address order on file:

Piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached (no charge).

If change-of-address order on file:

  •  Months 1 through 12: Piece forwarded (no charge).
  •  Months 13 through 18: Piece returned with new address attached (no charge).
  •  After month 18: Piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached (no charge).

"Return Service Requested"

In all cases:

Piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached (in either case, no charge).

"Change Service Requested"

OPTION 1 2

In all cases (regardless of whether a change-of-address order is on file):

Separate notice of new address or reason for nondelivery provided (in either case, address correction fee charged); piece disposed of by USPS.

OPTION 2 2

If no change-of-address order on file:

Piece disposed of by USPS; separate notice of reason for nondelivery provided (address correction fee charged).

If change-of-address order on file:

  • Months 1 through 12: Piece forwarded (no charge); separate notice of new address provided (address correction fee charged).
  • Months 13 through 18: Piece disposed of by USPS; separate notice of new address provided (address correction fee charged).
  • After month 18: Piece disposed of by USPS; separate notice of reason for nondelivery provided (address correction fee charged).

RESTRICTIONS
(FOR OPTIONS 1 AND 2)

The following restrictions apply:

  1. This endorsement is limited to use on valid mailpieces bearing a proper ACS participant code and only for: (a) Priority Mail containing perishable matter (other than live animals) and the marking "Perishable" and; (b) First-Class Mail (excluding hazardous materials).
  2. Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation are the only extra services permitted with this endorsement.

"Temp— Return Service Requested"

If no change-of-address order on file:

  • Piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached (no charge).
  • If permanent change-of-address order on file:
  • Piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached (in either case, no charge).
  • If temporary change-of-address order on file:
  • Piece forwarded to temporary address (no charge); no separate notice of temporary address provided.

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