When a noncitizen requests a statement of no debt, take the following actions:

  1. Complete an ACID clearance (see WAG 22-08-01) to determine if the client received benefits in the past 2 years.
  2. Complete an ARS clearance (see WAG 22-08-08) to determine if there is an outstanding client error overpayment.

    NOTE: Before May 1, 1974, citizenship was not an eligibility factor, so the client was entitled to benefits and there was no overpayment. 

  3. If no client error overpayment exists, prepare a statement that includes:

    Our records show that the person received benefits that they were entitled to, or received no benefits in the past 2 years, and owes no money to DHS.

    If there is an outstanding client error overpayment, see step 5. 

  4. Have the statement signed by the Family Community Resource Center administrator and notarized.
  5. If there is an outstanding client error overpayment, tell the noncitizen that the statement of no debt cannot be provided until the overpayment is repaid. See WAG 23-05-00 for repayment of an overpayment.

NOTE: If a former client wants to repay any or all of their benefits, accept the payment. Repayment is not a condition for receiving a statement of no debt, unless a client error overpayment exists.