ANQR, ACID, AWVS, SOLQ, and ARS clearances are required for all applicants. An ARS clearance is not required for medical only applicants, SNAP only applicants, or for children. A Secretary of State (SoS) residency clearance is required for all payees and adult requestors (age 19 year and older) who have a SSN number. An ASVI clearance is required for each person who is not a U.S. citizen and who provides an Alien Registration Number (A-Number) or Admission (I-94) Number. A Chicago Student Online Inquiry (CSOC) is produced for applicants who reside in Chicago and are between the ages of 5 and 18. A TPL clearance is required for each case number found as a result of an ACID match.
The Automated Intake System (AIS) usually produces the clearances automatically. If automatic clearances aren't complete, manual clearances are required. Review clearances for information that might affect the programs a person qualifies for and their benefit amount. Print all clearances and file them in the case record, even if they provide no information. See PM 22-08-00 for a description of these clearances.
For medical benefits applicants who report to be a U.S. citizen and have an SSN, complete an SSA citizenship inquiry instead of requesting that they present proof of citizenship during the application process. See PM 22-14-03-e for information about how to complete the citizenship query via the SSA WTPY system.