Department of Human Services

Food Stamp Online  Policy Manual

Destitute Households

Revised: 

28.15

VERIFICATION FOR EXPEDITED SERVICE

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1240-1-5-.07

(1)   Required Verification

 

The household’s identity must be verified through a collateral contact or readily available documentary evidence.  The household’s identity is that of the person being interviewed. Example of acceptable documentary evidence which the household may provide include, but are not limited to:

 

·        a driver’s license

·        work or school ID

·         voter registration card; or

·        birth certificate

 

The worker must verify factors other than identity provided that verification can be accomplished within expedited processing.

 

(2)   Social Security Numbers

 

Households entitled to expedited service are not required to furnish or apply for a social security number prior to certification.  However, these households must furnish or apply for a social security number at the county office for each household member prior to their second issuance.  Those households who must apply for social security numbers will remain eligible to participate while awaiting receipt of the social security number.

 

(3)   Income and Residency

 

All reasonable efforts will be made to verify the household’s income statement, residency and other factors of eligibility through a collateral contact or readily available documentary evidence, provided it can be done in sufficient time to meet the expedited processing standards. However, benefits must not be delayed beyond the delivery standard described in Section 1240-1-5-.05-(1) solely because income or residency has not been verified.

 

(4)   Resources

 

Households entitled to expedited service must meet the resource criteria in Section 1240-1-4-.02, although verification of resources may be postponed as discussed in Section 1240-1-5-.07-(6).

 

(5)   Work Registration

 

Work registration requirements must be satisfied for those persons required to register for work (Section 1240-1-3-.43) prior to certification under the expedited service criteria.

 

(6)   Postponed Verification

 

Other than the factors discussed in 1240-1-5-.07-(1) and 1240-1-5-.07-(3), all other verification may be postponed to expedite certification. However, verification should be completed if the household is able to provide all needed verification in time to meet the expedited processing standard.

 

Non-Migrant households who are certified for more than one month must provide all postponed verification within 30 days of the application date to receive the second month’s and on-going, benefits.

 

Migrant households who are certified for more than one month must provide postponed verification from sources within the state before the second month’s benefits can be issued. They must provide all verification from out-of-state sources before the third month’s benefits can be issued.

 

Migrants are entitled to postpone out-of-state verification only once each season. If a migrant household requests expedited service during the current season, out-of-state verification can be postponed only for the initial month’s issuance.

 

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