Verification Requirements for Cash, Medical and/or SNAP - Is Proof Required at Initial Application?
Eligibility Factor Family Health Plans (FHP) SNAP Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Self-Employment Income & Expenses Yes-Self empl. records for 30 days prior to the application date (02-07-03-h & Action Memo 12/23/03) Yes-Self empl. records for the last 30 days, use best estimate if needed (02-07-03-h & 13-02-01) Yes-Same as FS (02-07-03-h & 10-01-01)
Earnings from Employment Yes-One pay stub dated in the last 30 days (02-07-03-h & Action Memo 12/23/03) Yes-All pay stubs dated within the last 30 days, use best estimate if needed (02-07-03-h & 13-02-01) Yes-Same as FS
Other Income Yes-Proof of one payment in the last 30 days (02-07-03-h & Action Memo 12/23/03) Yes-Proof of all income for the last 30 days, use best estimate if needed (02-07-03-h & 13-02-01) Yes-Same as FS
Assets NA Except for noncategorially eligible units, assets are not used to determine eligiblity (02-07-03-i) Yes (02-07-03-i)
Housing Cost NA Yes (02-07-03-l) NA
Utilities NA Not verified - accept statement NA
Residence Not verified - accept statement Yes (02-07-03-d) Not verified - accept statement unless questionable
Immigration Status Yes- Except for noncitizens under age 19 and for Emergency Medical; for pregnant women, proof is not required, but desirable if available (02-07-03-c & 03-01-04) Yes (02-07-03-c & 03-01) Yes (02-07-03-c & 03-01)
Citizenship Yes-Do not deny if proof can not be obtained (Policy Memos 7/01/06, 7/19/06, 8/17/06 & 7/25/07) Yes-only if born outside the U.S.(02-07-03-c) Yes-Same as SNAP
Identity Yes-Do not deny if proof can not be obtained (Policy Memos 7/01/06, 7/19/06, 8/17/06 & 7/25/07) Yes (02-07-03-l) Not verified
Relationship Not verified - accept statement Not verified Yes (02-07-03-g)
Presence in the Home Not verified - accept statement Not verified Yes (02-07-03-e)

SSN

(1) See note below

Not verified - accept statement(03-11-01) Yes-Except for expedited FS (02-08-03) Yes-(03-11-01)

Medical Expenses

(2) See note below

Yes-Only if determining Family Health Spenddown (17-04-02) Yes-Only if claimed for a qualifying member (age 60 or older or disabled) (05-06-02 & 13-01-05-a) NA
Pregnancy Yes-If eligibility is based on pregnancy (02-07-03-j & 06-09-01) NA Yes-If eligibility is based on pregnancy (02-07-03-j)
Child Support Paid Yes- Proof of one payment in the last 30 days (15-04-02-f & Action Memo 12/23/03) Yes-Proof of all payments made in the last 3 fiscal months (02-07-03-l) Yes-Court ordered support (10-01-04)
Child Care Expenses Not verified - accept statement No Yes-If meeting an Adult/Teen/Child Care Disregard criterion (08-01-02-d)

Financial Management 

(3) See note below

NA Yes (02-07-03-l & 02-08-03-c) No
  1. text revisedExcept for Moms and Babies, a person must have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or have proof that they have applied for one. The All Kids Rebate policyholder must also provide their SSN so that the Comptroller will issue the Rebate check. For Moms and Babies, providing an SSN is preferred but not required. A SSN is not required for noncitizen children under age 19 for medical or for Emergency Medical (PM 03-11-00)
  2. Not Applicable to the All Kids Unit
  3. Known SNAP related expenses exceeds known income