FAA2.A Verification and Cooperation : 01 Verification and Cooperation - Overview
01 Verification and Cooperation - Overview
(01/01/12 – 03/31/12)
Verification is used to establish the accuracy of the following information:
Information stated on the application.
Changes that become known to FAA.
Changes reported by the participant.
Verification includes, but is not limited to, one of the following:
Collateral Contacts with third parties
The programs administered by the Family Assistance Administration (FAA) require certain factors be verified for the following reasons:
To establish the accuracy of information stated on the application.
To aid in the determination of eligibility and benefit level.
The participant has the primary responsibility for providing verification of eligibility factors. Assist the participant in obtaining verification.
It is considered a conflict of interest for an employee to provide verification for participants. When an employee is the only person that can provide the needed verification, the employee must contact their Region Program Manager (RPM) and receive written approval. The written approval must accompany the verification in the case file(g).
Policy and procedures regarding verification and cooperation are outlined as follows:
The PI is not required to appear in person at the local office to provide verification, but may supply the required verification through the mail, by fax or other electronic device, or through an authorized representative.