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OFS Application Verification

Verification is proof of the information you report on your Application for Assistance.
The following table lists the information that must be verified by each program and the examples of the proof that is required. Let your worker know if you have any questions about what you must provide or if you need help in getting the proof. It is our responsibility to help you get the proof that you need.


 

What Must be Verified and Examples of Proof?  Food
Stamps

 FITAP
(Cash)
 KCSP
(Cash)
 Child
Care
 RMA
Identity – driver’s license, work or school ID, ID for health benefits or another social services program, voter’s registration card, check stub, or birth certificate. X        
Age/Relationship - birth certificate, baptismal
certificate, or hospital birth records of the person to be included. If not your own child, birth records to prove how the child is related to you.
   X X
X
 
Social Security Number - copy of the social security card or papers you received at the hospital for a newborn. X X
X
X
X
Alien status - if not a U.S. citizen, forms or cards from USCIS that prove the person is a legal alien. X X
X
X
X
Wages - last 4 pay check stubs or employer’s statement for each person who works. X X
X
X
X
Self-employment - income tax returns, sales records, quarterly tax records, personal wage record X
X
X
X
X
Other income such as contributions, child support, alimony, Social Security, SSI, VA, retirement checks, Unemployment Compensation (UCB) - award letters,
court orders, statements from contributors
X
X
X
X
X
Income that stopped within the last 3 months – pink slip, termination notice, or statement from former employer, termination notice or statement from source of any income that ended  X X
X
X
 
Housing expenses - rent receipts, mortgage papers, homeowners insurance papers, and property tax papers
X        
Dependent care expenses - receipts or statements from the dependent care provider X X   X
 
Medical expenses - receipts, pharmacy printouts for last 3 months, doctor bills or other papers that show medical expenses for household members who are disabled or over age 59. X        
Child support payments made to someone outside your home - court order or other legal papers and proof that you are making payments such as canceled checks or wage withholding statements. X        
Immunization - shot, school, or doctor’s records.   X
X
X
 
Resources – current bank statements, papers that prove ownership and value of property that you own (other than where you live), papers for any other type of resource such as stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, etc. X X
    X
Legal custody - court order or other legal papers.     X    
Home - proof of who lives in the home; such as current school records, landlord’s written statement or the name and phone number of two people (not related to you) who know your situation.
X X

Job Search – a written statement, signed by the person who needs child care to look for work, indicating the number of hours each week he will actively look for work.
      X  
School Attendance or Job Training – a statement from the school or job training program indicating the number of hours of the attendance each week and anticipated date of completion for any person who needs child care in order to attend school or job training.       X