A-180, Verification Requirements

Revision 22-3; Effective July 1, 2022

All Programs

When an eligibility determination is requested for multiple programs and the programs allow the same verification sources, staff must use the same verifications for all applicable programs. For example, if a person is applying for SNAP, TANF and Medical Programs and provides acceptable wage verification for SNAP, do not request additional wage verification for TANF or Medical Programs, provided the source is acceptable verification for TANF or Medical Programs.

Make the eligibility decision for each program when all verifications are received for that program.

Related Policy

Data Broker, C-820
Questionable Information, C-920
Providing Verification, C-930


If a grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother or sister reports a parent is not using TANF benefits for the child’s needs, verify the claim. Designate one of these relatives, provided they are 25 or older and meet TANF relationship requirements, to serve as the protective payee and authorized representative (AR). A child’s cousins, nieces and nephews are not included in the list of potentially eligible relatives.

If the parent requests the relative's removal as protective payee and AR, staff must verify the parent intends to use TANF benefits for the child's needs.

Note: A protective payee is automatically the AR.

Related Policy

Relationship Charts, C-1440


Verify the nonprofit status of homeless shelters, if questionable. See IRS documentation that proves the nonprofit status under Section 501(c)(3) of IRS regulations.

A—181 Verification Sources

Revision 22-3; Effective July 1, 2022


Use the following sources to verify if the parent is using TANF funds for the child’s needs, based on a claim from a grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother or sister. Use the same sources when the parent requests the removal of the relative as protective payee and AR:

  • Non-related landlord
  • Non-related neighbor
  • School officials
  • Child Protective Services worker
  • Person without vested interest in the outcome of the decision