(a) Identity. The identity of the person making the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application must be verified, per Section 273.2(f)(1)(vii) of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations. When an authorized representative applies on behalf of a household, the identity of the authorized representative and the head of household is verified. The household may select as head of household an adult parent of a child of any age living in the SNAP food benefit household or an adult who has parental control over a child who is 17 years of age and younger living in the food benefit household, provided all adult household members agree to the selection, per Oklahoma Administrative Code 340:50-3-1(b)(2).
(b) Identity verification. Identity may be verified through readily available documentary evidence, or when 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 include, but are not limited to;
(1) a driver license;
(2) a work or school identification card;
(3) an identification card for health benefits or other assistance or social service program;
(4) a voter registration card;
(5) wage stubs; or
(6) a birth certificate.