R-4300, Income and Eligibility Verification System

Revision 21-3; Effective September 1, 2021

The Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) was established to conduct data matches as part of the verification process for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid programs. IEVS data includes taxable income reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Income may have been earned through existing resources or generated by the liquidation of a resource. IEVS data also includes unemployment insurance benefits (UIB), wage information from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and self-employment and earned data from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

An annual IRS data match is processed on all active recipients in August or September to obtain data from the last tax year. The system receives quarterly wage data from TWC and the annual self-employment and earned data from SSA. The files are run against the system of record using the Social Security number and first four letters of the recipient's last name. If a match occurs, the Automated System for Office of Inspector General (ASOIG) application will create, assign and distribute an IEVS worksheet to the designated MEPD specialists for review

The Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 and IEVS regulations require state agencies to safeguard the IEVS match data.

Related Policy

Safeguarding Federal Income Data, C-2400
System Generated IEVS Worksheets Legends for IRS Tax Data, Appendix XVII