Verification of age is required to evaluate what aid program/category a person is covered under. Applicant's statement is acceptable unless it is questionable.
Verify age only at initial determination of eligibility unless prior documentation appears to be incorrect. The date of birth used must match Social Security records.
Marital status is used to determine spouse for spouse financial responsibility. Applicant's statement is acceptable verification unless it is questionable.
The name used must match Social Security records. The correct name is needed in order for claims to process correctly and for buy-in to be accomplished through Social Security. For claims to be paid, the name on the Medicaid claim submitted must match the name at EDS and SSA. EDS information is updated daily from EIS records. Applicant's statement is acceptable unless it does not match Social Security records.
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.