C-910, Required Verification

 

C—911 Required Verification for TANF

Revision 19-3; Effective July 1, 2019

TANF

Mandatory VerificationsAt ApplicationWhen a Change OccursAt Redetermination
Household Composition – Out of State Disqualifications for Felony Drug ConvictionsAll household members applyingAny new household members applyingAny new household members applying
CitizenshipAll household members applying who claim to be U.S citizensAny new household members applying who claim to be U.S. citizensAny new household members applying who claim to be U.S. citizens
Alien StatusHousehold members identified as aliensNew members identified as aliens
  • New members identified as aliens
  • When the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) document has expired.
Social Security Number (SSN)Household members who cannot provide an SSN, verify they applied for an SSNNew members who cannot provide an SSN, verify they applied for an SSNHousehold members who cannot provide an SSN, verify they applied for an SSN
Age/RelationshipAll children applyingNew children applyingNew children applying
IdentityPerson being interviewedIf not previously verifiedIf not previously verified
Residence
  • Physical address
  • Intent to remain in Texas
  • New Texas residents applying, verify the last month a member received benefits in another state
New Texas resident applying, verify the last month any new member received benefits in another state
  • Physical address
  • Intent to remain in Texas
  • New Texas residents applying, verify the last month any new member received benefits in another state
Domicile
  • All children applying
  • Unmarried minor parents applying
  • Temporary absence for all household members applying
  • New children applying
  • New unmarried minor parents applying
  • If questionable, all certified children
  • Temporary absence for any new household members applying
  • All certified children
  • Certified unmarried minor parents
  • Temporary absence for all certified household members
Child Support – Good Cause ClaimsAny good cause claimGood cause claim for new children applyingGood cause claim for new children applying
Resources
  • Checking/savings/
    retirement/ education account(s)
  • Other – if within $300 of the maximum
  • New checking/savings/ retirement/education account(s)
  • Other – if within $300 of the maximum
  • New checking/savings/ retirement/education account(s)
  • Other – if within $300 of the maximum
Income – Nonexempt including Lump SumsTotal gross amountTotal gross amount
  • Total gross amount
  • Accept self-declaration of interest, unless from a new source or the amount changed by more than $50
Income - Terminated

When terminated in the application month or prior two months, verify:

  • Source
  • Final gross amount
  • Date received
  • Reason terminated
  • Termination date

Verify source, final gross amount, date received, reason terminated, and termination date for:

  • Any loss of income
  • Loss of income for new member

Verify source, final gross amount, date received, reason terminated, and termination date for:

  • Any loss of income
  • Loss of income for new member
Deductions – Dependent Care CostsTotal amountNew amountTotal amount
Deductions – Child SupportTotal amountNew amountTotal amount
Deductions – Alimony and Payment to Persons Outside the HomeTotal amountNew amountTotal amount
School AttendanceSchool age children applyingNew school age children applying
  • Certified school age children
  • New school age children applying
ManagementIf the household's basic expenses are paid or delinquent, when management is questionableNot ApplicableIf the household's basic expenses are paid or delinquent, when management is questionable
Employment ServicesAll exemptionsAny new exemptionsAll exemptions
Federal Time Limits (FTLs)
  • Out-of-state benefits received on or after October 1999
  • Hardship exemptions for adults applying
  • Out-of-state benefits received on or after October 1999
  • Hardship exemptions for new adults applying
  • Out-of-state benefits on or after October 1999
  • Hardship exemption for new adults applying
Personal Responsibility Agreement (PRA)
  • Child Support cooperation
  • Voluntary quit
  • School Attendance
  • Household was in cooperation with PRA requirements according to policy in A-2131.1, Initial Application
Not Applicable

All certified members are complying with all PRA components:

  • Choices
  • Child Support
  • Drug/Alcohol
  • Immunizations
  • Parenting Skills
  • School Attendance
  • Texas Health Steps
  • Voluntary Quit
PRA – When in Pay for Performance

All certified members are complying with all PRA components:

  • Choices
  • Child Support
  • Drug/Alcohol
  • Immunizations
  • Parenting Skills
  • School Attendance
  • Texas Health Steps
  • Voluntary Quit
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Workforce OrientationCompliance by caretaker and second parent applying who are not disqualified and reside in a full service Choices countyCompliance by any new caretaker or second parent being added who are not disqualified and reside in a full service Choices county.Compliance by any new caretaker and second parent applying who are not disqualified and reside in a full service Choices county
One-Time Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (OTTANF)Crisis criteriaNot ApplicableNot Applicable

 

 

C—912 Required Verification for SNAP

Revision 17-3; Effective July 1, 2017

SNAP

Mandatory VerificationAt ApplicationWhen a Change OccursAt Redetermination *
Household Composition
  • household size, if questionable;
  • eligible status of each household member whose individual eligibility is questionable;
  • new Texas residents applying, verify any out-of-state disqualifications for intentional program violation and/or a felony drug conviction;
  • compliance with parole or community supervision for individuals with a felony drug conviction on or after September 1, 2015;
  • whether a felony drug conviction is:
    • subsequent to another felony drug conviction on or after September 1, 2015; and
    • received while the individual was receiving SNAP.
  • if change reported makes household size questionable;
  • new members who are new Texas residents, verify any out-of-state disqualifications for intentional program violation and/or a felony drug conviction;
  • new members with a felony drug conviction on or after September 1, 2015, verify compliance with parole or community supervision;
  • new members with a felony drug conviction, verify whether the conviction is:
    • subsequent to another felony drug conviction on or after September 1, 2015; and
    • received while the individual was receiving SNAP.
  • household size, if questionable;
  • new members who are new Texas residents, verify any out-of-state disqualifications for intentional program violation and/or a felony drug conviction;
  • compliance with parole or community supervision for individuals with a felony drug conviction on or after September 1, 2015;
  • whether a felony drug conviction is:
    • subsequent to another felony drug conviction on or after September 1, 2015; and
    • received while the individual was receiving SNAP.
CitizenshipIf questionable, or if a regional requirement.If questionable, or if a regional requirement.If questionable, or if a regional requirement.
Alien StatusHousehold members identified as aliens.New members identified as aliens.
  • new members identified as aliens; and
  • when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) document has expired.
Social Security Number (SSN)Household members who cannot provide an SSN, verify they applied for an SSN, unless exempt.New members who cannot provide an SSN, verify they applied for an SSN, unless exempt.Household members who cannot provide an SSN, verify they applied for an SSN, unless exempt.
IdentityIndividual being interviewed (also, identity of case name if authorized representative is interviewed).Individual being interviewed, if not previously verified, or if questionable.Individual being interviewed, if not previously verified, or if questionable.
Residence**
  • physical address; and
  • the last month a member received benefits in another state.
The last month any new member received benefits in another state.
  • physical address; and
  • the last month any new member received benefits in another state.
Resources**
  • checking, savings,
    retirement, education account(s); and
  • other, if within $300 of the maximum.

Note: If the total combined balance for all checking/savings accounts does not exceed $1,000 on the day of the reported change and is not questionable, accept the individual's statement. Pend the Eligibility Determination Group (EDG) only if the reported account balance is questionable or it exceeds $1,000.

  • new checking, savings,
    retirement, education account(s); and
  • other, if within $300 of the maximum.

Note: If the total combined balance for all checking/savings accounts does not exceed $1,000 on the day of the reported change and is not questionable, accept the individual's statement. Pend the EDG only if the reported account balance is questionable or it exceeds $1,000.

  • new checking, savings,
    retirement, education account(s); and
  • other, if within $300 of the maximum.

Note: If the total combined balance for all checking/savings accounts does not exceed $1,000 on the day of the reported change and is not questionable, accept the individual's statement. Pend the EDG only if the reported account balance is questionable or it exceeds $1,000.

Income – Nonexempt including Lump SumsVerify total gross amount.Verify total gross amount.
  • Verify total gross amount; and
  • accept self-declaration of interest, unless from a new source or the amount changed by more than $50.
Income – Terminated

If terminated in the application month or prior two months, verify:

  • source;
  • final gross amount;
  • date received;
  • reason terminated; and
  • termination date.

Verify source, final gross amount, date received, reason terminated and termination date for:

  • any loss of income; and
  • loss of income for new member.

Verify source, final gross amount, date received, reason terminated and termination date for:

  • any loss of income; and
  • new member (See A-1370, Verification Requirements, for streamlined reporting requirements).
Deductions – Child Support
  • legal obligation to pay;
  • amount of obligation; and
  • amount actually paid.
  • amount actually paid; and
  • a change in legal obligation.
  • amount actually paid; and
  • a change in legal obligation.
Deductions – Dependent Care CostsTotal amount if verification can be obtained at the interview.
Note: If verification cannot be obtained during the interview and the total expense does not exceed $300 a month, total for the entire EDG, and is not questionable, then accept the individual's statement. Pend the EDG only if the claimed expense is questionable or exceeds $300 a month, total, for the entire EDG.
A new amount.
Note: If the amount cannot be verified and is less than $300, accept the individual's statement. Pend the EDG only if the reported expense is questionable or exceeds $300 a month, total, for the entire EDG.
Total amount if verification can be obtained at the interview.
Note: If verification cannot be obtained during the interview and the total expense does not exceed $300 a month, total for the entire EDG, and is not questionable, then accept the individual's statement. Pend the EDG only if the claimed expense is questionable or exceeds $300 a month, total, for the entire EDG.
Deductions – Actual and Standard Medical ExpensesRefer to A-1428.2, Budgeting Medical Deductions.Refer to A-1428.2, Budgeting Medical Deductions.Refer to A-1428.2, Budgeting Medical Deductions.
Deductions – Shelter
  • Rent or mortgage, if questionable, or if this information is a regional requirement.
  • The total amount of shelter cost for an unoccupied home.
  • If change in rent or mortgage is questionable, or if this information a regional requirement.
  • The total amount of shelter cost for an unoccupied home, if amount changed.
  • Rent or mortgage, if questionable, or if this information is a regional requirement.
  • The total amount of shelter cost for an unoccupied home.
ManagementIf the household's basic expenses are paid or delinquent, when management is questionable.Not ApplicableIf the household's basic expenses are paid or delinquent, when management is questionable.
Employment Services
  • exemptions that are questionable;
  • any member claiming to be physically or mentally unable to work, if not obvious;
  • any member claiming an exemption based on caring for a person with a disability living in the home;
  • at least 30 hours worked if a self-employed individual does not receive earnings equal to 30 hours multiplied by the federal minimum wage (Code P); and
  • a refugee is participating, at least half-time in a training program administered by a refugee contractor or Match Grant Program (Code S).
  • new exemptions that are questionable;
  • any new member claiming to be physically or mentally unable to work, if not obvious; and
  • any new member claiming to be caring for a person with a disability living in the home.
  • exemptions that are questionable;
  • any new member claiming to be physically or mentally unable to work, if not obvious; and
  • any new member claiming to be caring for a person with a disability living in the home.
Federal Time Limits – 18-50 Work Requirement, Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD)

Individual's exemption from requirement is based on:

  • pregnancy or being physically or mentally unfit to work 20 hours a week;
  • participation in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or  the Trade Adjustment Act Program;
  • participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) program using Form H1822, ABAWD E&T Work Requirement Verification
  • that the employee works an average of 20 hours a week, if employed;
  • verify the individual worked or complied with a work program for at least 80 hours in a 30-day period for eligibility of the second three months of time-limited benefits;
  • volunteer employment hours
  • countable months of benefits received in another state.

Individual's exemption from requirement is based on

  • pregnancy or being physically or mentally unfit to work 20 hours a week;
  • participation in WIOA, the Trade Adjustment Act Program, or the SNAP E&T program using Form H1822
  • that the employee works an average of 20 hours a week, if employed;
  • verify the individual worked or complied with a work program for at least 80 hours in a 30-day;
  • volunteer employment hours;
  • countable months of benefits received in another state.
  • individual's exemption from requirement is based on pregnancy or being physically or mentally unfit to work 20 hours a week;
  • participation in WIOA, the Trade Adjustment Act Program, or the SNAP E&T program using Form H1822
  • that the employee works an average of 20 hours a week, if employed;
  • verify the individual worked or complied with a work program for at least 80 hours in a 30-day;
  • volunteer employment hours; and
  • countable months of benefits received in another state.
Elderly or Household Members with a Disability

If not previously verified:

  • household members are age 60 or older; and
  • household members meet the disability criteria in B-432, Definition of Disability.

If not previously verified:

  • household members are age 60 or older; and
  • household members meet the disability criteria in B-432, Definition of Disability.

If not previously verified:

  • household members are age 60 or older; and
  • household members meet the disability criteria in B-432, Definition of Disability.

* Requirements are the same for all redeterminations whether filed timely or untimely.

** Categorically eligible households in which all members receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance (TP 01/61) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are exempt from verification.

Note: Verify the eligible status of the facilities listed below as required in B-400, Special Households:

  • homeless shelters;
  • group living arrangements;
  • drug and alcohol treatment centers; and
  • family violence shelters.

 

 

C—913 Required Verification for Medical Programs

Revision 24-2; Effective April 1, 2024

Medical Programs

Mandatory VerificationsAt ApplicationWhen a Change Occurs*At Redetermination
Citizenship except TA 31, TP 32, TP 33, TP 34, TP 35, and TP 36All household members applyingAny new member applyingAny new member applying
Alien Status Exception:
The Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) procedures do not apply to an alien in TA 31, TP 32, TP 33, TP 34, TP 35, and TP 36 who does not meet citizenship or alien status requirements, unless the person potentially meets the citizenship or alien status requirement for another program
Any person identified as an alien who wishes to be certifiedAny new person identified as an alien who wishes to be certifiedAny new person identified as an alien who wishes to be certified
Social Security Number (SSN) except TA 31, TP 32, TP 33, TP 34, TP 35, TP 36, and TP 45
  • All household members who are applying
  • Household members who are applying who cannot provide an SSN, verify they applied for an SSN, unless exempt
  • New members who are applying
  • New members who are applying who cannot provide an SSN, verify they applied for an SSN, unless exempt
  • Household members who are applying
  • Household members who are applying who cannot provide an SSN, verify they applied for an SSN, unless exempt
Age or RelationshipAll children applying; and if not available, accept self-declaration

For TP 08, if not available, follow the policy in A-523.1, How to Make an Evaluative Conclusion.
Newly added children and if not available, accept self-declaration

For TP 08, if not available, follow the policy in A-523.1.
Newly added children and if not available, accept self-declaration

For TP 08, if not available, follow the policy in A-523.1.
Identity except TA 31, TP 32, TP 33, TP 34, TP 35, and TP 36All people requesting benefits

When an interview is required, the identity of the person being interviewed must be verified.
Any new member requesting benefitsAny new member requesting benefits

When an interview is required, the identity of the person being interviewed must be verified.
Residence

Note: Accept self- declaration for Children's Medicaid and TP 56 for a child
  • Physical address
  • Intent to remain in Texas
  • New Texas residents, verify the last month the member received Medicaid in another state
Not Applicable
  • Physical address
  • Intent to remain in Texas
  • New Texas residents, verify the last month any new member received Medicaid in another state
Three Months Prior
  • Unpaid medical bills
  • Income for each of the months of prior coverage. Review A-831.2, Eligibility for Three Months Prior Coverage, for TP 40
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Third-Party Resources
  • Any household member applying who has private health insurance
  • For each certified household member whose coverage has changed
  • New members applying who have private health insurance
  • For each certified household member whose insurance coverage has changed
  • New members applying who have private health insurance
Pregnancy (TP 40 and TP 36)Accept self-declaration for pregnancy, pregnancy start date, number of children expected and the anticipated date of delivery.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Medicaid Eligibility of Mother (TP 45 only)For each certified childFor a newly certified childFor each certified child
Emergency Medical Condition Treatment (TA 31, TP 32, TP 33, TP 34, TP 35, and TP 36)For each certified undocumented alien or ineligible alien treated for an emergency conditionNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Resources* (Children on TP 56, Children on TP 32, and TP 02 only)
  • Checking or savings or 
    retirement or education account(s)
  • Other – if within $300 of the maximum
  • New checking or savings or 
    retirement or education account(s)
  • Other – if within $300 of the maximum
  • New checking or savings or 
    retirement or education account(s)
  • Other – if within $300 of the maximum
Income – Nonexempt including Lump Sums*
  • Total gross amount

    Note: Frequency is self-declared for Children's Medicaid***
  • Total gross amount

    Note: Frequency is self-declared for Children's Medicaid***
  • Total gross amount
  • Accept self-declaration of interest, unless from a new source or the amount changed by more than $50

    Note: Frequency is self-declared for Children's Medicaid***
Income – Terminated

If terminated in the application month or prior two months, verify:

  • Source
  • Final gross amount
  • Date received
  • Reason terminated
  • Termination date

Note: For Children’s Medicaid***, verify only income that terminated in the month of application.

Verify source, final gross amount, date received, reason terminated, and termination date for:

  • Any loss of income
  • Terminated income of new member

Verify source, final gross amount, date received, reason terminated, and termination date for:

  • Any loss of income
  • Terminated income of new member

Note: For Children’s Medicaid, verify only income that terminated in the application month for new members.

Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) ExpensesTotal amountNew amountTotal amount
School Attendance (TP 08 only)**For the dependent child(ren) that makes the parent or caretaker relative eligible, if they are 18 only child For the dependent child(ren) that makes the parent or caretaker relative eligible if they are 18For the dependent child(ren) that makes the parent or caretaker relative eligible if they are 18
Child Support — Good Cause Claims (TP 08 only)Any good cause claimGood cause claim for new children applyingGood cause claim for new children applying

Note: All good cause claims must be re-evaluated at redetermination.
Domicile (TP 08 only)For a dependent childWhen a change impacts the living situation or care and control of the dependent childFor a dependent child
Household Composition — Family Violence ExemptionAny family violence exemptionAny new family violence exemptionAny new family violence exemption
Management except: TP 40 and Children's Medicaid***If the household's basic expenses are paid or delinquent, when management is questionableNot ApplicableIf the household's basic expenses are paid or delinquent, when management is questionable

* * Children certified on TP 43, TP 44, TP45 and TP 48 are continuously eligible for 12 months. Address changes in income as explained in B-600, Changes.

** School attendance is only verified if the only child that makes the parent or caretaker relative eligible for TP 08 is 18 years.

*** Children's Medicaid simplified verification requirements also apply when processing a Medically Needy with Spend Down (TP 56) or Medically Needy with Spend Down — Emergency (TP 32) EDG for a child under 19.