Department of Human Services

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Enumeration

Revised:

7.9

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER CANNOT BE VERIFIED BY SOCIAL SECURITY

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1240-1-3-.15 (8)

When the caseworker is unable to verify the individualís SSN through State On-line Query (SOLQ) or contacting the Social Security office, the household must be contacted within 10 days by the DHS caseworker. The individual must be notified in writing of the information received from Social Security and asked to report within 10 days. If the household fails to respond within 10 days by providing information that resolves the discrepancy or provides verification that the household has contacted SSA to resolve the problem, the caseworker will send a notice of adverse action to disqualify the individual whose SSN could not be verified.

 

If the household received an overissuance due to an incorrect SSN for a household member, a claim would need to be established and would go back to the date this person started receiving benefits. If the household intentionally gave incorrect information, the case would be referred for an administrative disqualification hearing.

 

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