· Current income, if counted, and income deductions. See Chapter 7.9 (Income Verification) and Chapter 6.6 (Earned/unearned Income) to determine what income sources are counted. See Chapter 6.15 (Annualizing income) for how to annualize income at redetermination.
- For income deductions, send the family a verification request and allow the required amount of time for the verification to be returned (see Chapter 7.1, Verification due dates). If the requested verification is not received, do not allow the expense as a deduction and process the redetermination without the income deduction.
· School status of students of any age with earned income. If school status of the student is not verified, the earned income must be counted. See Chapter 6.6.1 (Individuals with exempt earned income) and Chapter 7.9 (Income verification). Acceptable verification of school status includes, but is not limited to:
· Employment ending, if not previously reported, including last date of the employment activity and date the last paycheck was received. Any changes in employment should be reported within 10 calendar days of the change. A signed client statement can be used to verify the date that employment ended and the date the last paycheck was received.
· Residence. Acceptable verification showing current name and address includes, but is not limited to:
- Any form of mail (except mail addressed to a PO Box) provided by the client. A forwarding address sticker received at the administrating agency from the US Postal Service cannot be used asverification of residence.
- Mail sent to the participant from DHS or the county agency may be used as verification of residence.
- A current lease with the same address (if the client has not moved) is acceptable. The client does not need to submit the lease again.
- Families in some excluded time facilities may have their physical addresses kept private for safety reasons. Verify the county that the family is physically residing in and verify the family’s mailing address. See Chapter 8.12 (Moving between counties).
- Families that are homeless or without a fixed address are not required to provide a physical address. Verify the county that the family is physically residing in and have the family provide an address where they can receive mail. Acceptable verification includes, but is not limited to: a letter from a shelter, a letter from a friend, or a client statement.
- See Chapter 7.21 (Verification – Safe At Home program) for information about address verification for families in the Safe At Home Program.
· Changes in family status and family size.
· Continued cooperation with Child Support Enforcement and Assignment.
· Inconsistent information, if related to eligibility.
· Any other factor required to be verified at initial child care application that has changed since the last eligibility determination. See Chapter 7.3 (Verification – Initial application)
· Employment and education/training status including employment and/or class schedule must be verified. See Chapter 7.27 (Schedule verification – Employment and education).
· School schedule for every child who needs child care and attends school must be verified if there is a change in the schedule or the school attended. See Chapter 7.30 (Schedule verification – Child’s school schedule).
There is no time limit to how long a residency verification document can be used as verification. The verification on file can continue to be used as long as it reflects the client’s current name and address.
Minnesota Rules 3400.0040
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Minnesota Statutes 119B.025