Upon application by a displaced person for payment of moving and related expenses, the agency concerned shall -
(1) Pay those expenses in accordance with this subpart; or
(2) If the applicant elects to receive it, pay him a fixed allowance in accordance with Subpart F of this part.
(b) The application shall be in writing and filed with the agency concerned within 1 year after the date of acquisition of the dwelling by the agency or the date the applicant vacated the dwelling, whichever is later. The application shall include an itemization of the expenses involved and, except as provided in paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section, shall be supported by receipts and such other evidence as the agency concerned may require.
(c) A displaced person may not be paid for his moving expenses in advance of the actual move unless the agency concerned finds that a hardship would otherwise result.
(d) If a displaced person, his mover, and the agency concerned agree by prearrangement in writing, the displaced person may submit an unpaid bill for moving expenses for direct payment.
(e) If the agency concerned contracts with independent movers on a schedule basis and provides a displaced person with a list of movers he may choose from to move his personal property, payment shall be made directly to the mover.
(f) In the ease of a self-move by a displaced person who conducts a business or farm operation the amount of payment for actual reasonable moving expenses is negotiable but may not be more than the lower of two firm bids or estimates received by the agency concerned.