Verify close relative status using the following items.
Civil Union Certificate (TANF)
IDPH Query in the KIDS System (note: for children only)
Hospital Record of Birth
Social Security Records
Veteran's Administration Records
Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity
Department of Public Health Records
NOTE: Birth certificates issued in the City of Chicago for 1950 or later must have a file number starting with "6" or "7". Birth certificates issued in downstate counties or Cook County outside of Chicago for 1950 or later must have a file number starting with "0" or "1".
NOTE: If the child has a Social Security Number and other sources of verification are unavailable, attempt to verify relationship through SSA records.
For refugees, parolees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or applicants for asylum, use the person's Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) to verify relationship. If the noncitizens entered the U.S. at the same time and same place (Port of Entry), have the same last names and their alien registration numbers are consecutive, accept their statements of relationship.
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