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Library: Policy

340:40-7-4. Identity and Social Security number

Revised 7-1-06

(a) Identity. The identity of the person making application for child care services must be verified. When an authorized representative applies on behalf of a household, the worker verifies the identity of both the authorized representative and the applicant. Identity may be verified through readily available documentary evidence, or if evidence is unavailable, through a collateral contact. Any documents that reasonably establish the applicant's identity must be accepted, and no requirement for a specific type of document, such as a birth certificate, may be imposed. Examples of acceptable documentary evidence that the applicant may provide include, but are not limited to:

  • (1) a  driver license;

  • (2) a work or school identification (ID);

  • (3) an ID for health benefits or for other assistance or social service program;

  • (4) a voter registration card;

  • (5) wage stubs; or

  • (6) a birth certificate.

(b) Social Security number (SSN).  The client is not required to provide a SSN for any member of the household in order to receive subsidized child care benefits.

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