Medically qualified source
The best verification is a statement from a medical professional showing the client's inability to work. You can also use verification that shows a medical diagnosis or prognosis that shows the household member has a physical or mental condition that limits the member's ability to work. For example, you might use hospital discharge paperwork.
|Note:||The verification does not have to indicate the client cannot work. It must indicate the client's ability to work is affected.|
The following people are some examples of medical professionals (this is not an exclusive list):
- a licensed or certified psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker;
- a physician, physician's assistant, or chiropractor;
- a nurse or nurse practitioner; or
- a designated representative of the physician's office.
When a client's inability to work is temporary, inform the client they must meet the work requirements or another exemption following being cleared to work.