602-1 E. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS
Households must provide a Social Security Number (SSN Social Security Number) for each household member. If a household member does not have a Social Security Number, the individual must apply for one.
1. New Social Security Numbers
If an individual is applying for an SSN Social Security Number for the first time, they must apply directly through the Social Security Administration (SSA Social Security Administration), either in person or by phone. SSA Social Security Administrationwill send the individual a Receipt of Application for an SSN Social Security Number form verifying that an application has been submitted.
Parents may also apply for a newborns SSN Social Security Number through the Bureau of Vital Statistics Enumeration at Birth Program. Hospitals give the parent an SSA Social Security Administration -2853 form, Information About When You Will Receive Your Baby's Social Security Card, which certifies that a Social Security Number was requested for the baby.
Social Security Numbers: Social Security Numbers do not need to be verified, unless they are questionable.
Application for a Social Security Number: Accept the individuals statement that he or she has applied for an SSN Social Security Number with the Social Security Administration, unless questionable, and request the individual to provide the receipt once it is received from SSA Social Security Administration . In addition, instruct the individual of the requirement to report the SSN Social Security Number once their SSN Social Security Number card is received from SSA Social Security Administration . Obtain the SSN Social Security Number or proof of application for an SSN Social Security Number at the next recertification.
Enumeration at Birth: Children born in Alaska are presumed to be enumerated at birth. No verification of this is required. Obtain the SSN Social Security Number or proof of application for an SSN Social Security Number at the next recertification.
3. Case Processing Pending Receipt of SSN Social Security Number
members are allowed to participate if otherwise eligible while waiting
for receipt of the SSN Social Security Number
Households with SSN Social Security Number applications being processed are certified for not more than six months. Instruct households to provide the social security number to the caseworker when the SSN Social Security Number card arrives.
4. Failure to Provide SSN Social Security Number
If the household is unable to provide an SSN Social Security Number or proof of application at recertification, determine if good cause exists. Good cause includes, but is not limited to SSA Social Security Administration -caused delays.
good cause exists, the household must submit another
application for a SSN Social Security Number
to the SSA Social Security Administration office
and the household member for whom the SSN Social Security Number is not obtained continues to
If good cause does not exist, the household member for whom the SSN Social Security Number is not obtained is no longer eligible. The disqualified person is treated as an excluded household member (use DI EIS Eligibility Information System participation code). See MS 605-2B.