A-1080, Disability Verification

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015


Verify the disability status using Form H1836-A, Medical Release/Physician's Statement.

A—1081 Verification Sources

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015



Sources for verification of death include:

  • copy of death certificate;
  • Birth Verification System record;
  • doctor's statement;
  • Social Security claim number or evidence of receipt of widow's or survivor's benefits from the deceased person's Social Security number;
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or military service records;
  • Indian census record;
  • statement from funeral director;
  • records from the hospital or other institution where the person died; and
  • insurance company records.

Alternate sources include:

  • newspaper death notice listing survivors;
  • state or local public assistance records (including burial payment records);
  • lodge, club or other organization records;
  • police records;
  • statement from clergy; and
  • "In Memoriam" card.

Sources for verification of continued absence include:

  • statement from the absent parent;
  • rent receipt/statement from the absent parent's non-relative landlord;
  • statement from clergy, landlord, or other knowledgeable non-relative;
  • correctional institution records;
  • telephone directory;
  • absent parent's child(ren)’s school records;
  • tax records;
  • absent parent's employment records;
  • union records;
  • court records;
  • statement from law enforcement officials;
  • insurance records;
  • medical records;
  • post office address records for the absent parent;
  • other agency records;
  • absent parent's unemployment compensation records;
  • Department of Motor Vehicles record showing the absent parent's address (includes driver license, identification card, and motor vehicle registration);
  • city or crisscross directory; and
  • Social Security, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or other government agency records.

Sources for proof of deprivation for TANF-SP include:

  • Texas Workforce Commission inquiry;
  • tax records;
  • check stubs;
  • employer's statement;
  • business records; and
  • Form H1028, Employment Verification.

Related Policy

Questionable Information, C-920
Providing Verification, C-930