FAA2.A Verification and Cooperation : 03 Information Verification
Information Verification
(01/01/18 - 12/31/18)
Eligibility factors or information that affects program eligibility and benefit level must be verified before completing an eligibility determination.
For specific policy and verification requirements, see the Table of Eligibility Factors.
When the budgetary unit, or a participant, is obviously ineligible based on information provided by the PI, the following apply:
Do not request verification of the factor to establish ineligibility.
Document the case file(g) to support the determination of ineligibility.
Request verification of eligibility factors when any of the following occur:
Information is questionable or unclear
A change has occurred (See Application Screening and Effecting Changes)
Verification is not in the case file(g)
Income verification must be requested for NA when income is reported by a renewal application, change report, or data match and any of the following apply:
The source of the income has changed
The income is questionable or unclear
The reported income amount has changed by $51 or more
The previous verification in the case file is more than 59 days old
When current verification is in the case file, do not request the verification again.
Do not delay the eligibility determination in one program when required verification for a different program has not been received.
For shelter expense, utility expense, and need standard verification requirements, see the following: