WAG 03-11-04

For AABD, SNAP, and Assist, a person who fails to comply with SSN policy is ineligible until that person provides an SSN or shows proof of a pending SSN application. An infant born to a mother receiving Medicaid at the time of the infant's birth is not required to have an SSN until the infant reaches age one.

For SNAP, see PM 05-03-03 for budgeting the income and assets of an excluded member.

For TANF cases:

  • if the person who fails to comply with SSN policy is an adult parent of a child in the case and is a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, the entire TANF filing unit is ineligible. The entire filing unit remains ineligible for cash benefits until the parent who failed to comply provides an SSN, shows proof of a pending SSN application, or applies for one.
  • revised textif the person who fails to comply with SSN policy is not an adult parent of a child in the case, just the person who fails to comply with SSN policy is ineligible until that person provides an SSN, shows proof of a pending SSN application, or applies for one. If the person must be in the TANF filing unit, include his or her income when determining eligibility and benefits for the rest of the TANF unit. Budget the ineligible person's earned income allowing the earned income deduction. If you cannot determine his or her available income, the entire TANF filing unit is ineligible.