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I will be moving soon. Not too far from where I live now, but far enough that without a car (which I do not have) I will not be able to check my mail at the previous house. How early should I change my address in the system to avoid a lot of missing letters? Thank you.
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Christy

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JMM

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I don't work for Compassion or the post office, but you can file a change of address with your current post office and have it start the day that you move.  They will then forward your mail to your new address and you won't have to worry about going back to pick it up.  Compassion is also switching (today hopefully!) to a different letter system where you will get most of the letters by e-mail and they will be stored for you on-line.  You could ask them to send you a scanned/print out copy if you like, but no worries about missing letters...after today, you'll have copies of them on-line.
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Thank you very much JMM!
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Christy, JMM is absolutely right :). Once you begin forwarding your mail to your new address, let us know what your new home address is and we'll update it (or you can update it online as JMM mentioned). But as long as your Post Office knows that you're moving, they'll be able to forward the mail for you that was sent to your old address. I pray your move goes smoothly! When I have moved in the past (several times), it's taken 7 days for the change of address to process at the Post Office, so I would get that submitted a couple of weeks before you move :). 

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