Revision 20-2; Effective April 1, 2020
All applicants must provide a Social Security number (SSN) or apply for one through the Social Security Administration (SSA) before certification.
CHIP follows the SSN policy in A-400, Social Security Number, under the All Programs or Medical Programs headings.
A pregnant woman is not required to provide or apply for an SSN.
The applicant is not required to provide SSNs for other members included in the budget group. If SSNs are provided, staff record and may attempt to verify the SSN using the procedures explained in A-440, Verification Requirements. If verification is not available through electronic data sources, verification of the SSN must not be requested from the applicant.