A Verifying Relationship
Verify the relationship of the specified relative to each child included in the budgetary unit for the following programs:
 
CA
NA (ONLY when questionable)
 
Verify the relationship of the child to both parents when both parents are included in the budgetary unit.
 
Relationship verification MUST be obtained prior to adding a participant to an active case.
 
Verify relationship using documented verification ONLY.
 
NOTE More than one document may be required to verify relationship between a child and a specified relative.
 
CA EXCEPTION
Collateral contact verification may be used to verify relationship between an unwed minor parent (UMP) and either of the following when documented verification CANNOT be obtained:
A Legal Guardian (LG).
Participant statement may be used to verify relationship between an UMP and an NPCR or LG when ALL of the following apply:
Documented and collateral contact verification CANNOT be obtained.
The NPCR or LG is not requesting CA for themselves.
The NPCR or LG is not requesting to be the CA payee
 
When verification of relationship is received, place it in the case file(g). (See Relationship Verification Documents for verification sources)