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Appendix 1530-H: Data Broker Verification Procedures

CPS September 2017

Foster Care

Application Scenario

Eligibility Determination

Data Broker

Inquiry

Data Broker

Inquiry Results

A.  Parent reports $0 income or income within AFDC limits but TIERS shows income within or over AFDC limits in the month of removal

Use TIERS information to complete application

No inquiry needed

N/A

B.  Parent reports income over AFDC limits and TIERS has no income information or shows income within  AFDC limits in the month of removal

Use parent’s information to complete application

No inquiry needed (not IV-E eligible)

N/A

C.  Parent reports income over AFDC limits and TIERS shows income over AFDC limits in the month of removal

Use TIERS information to complete application

No inquiry needed (not IV-E eligible)

N/A

D.  Parent reports $0 income or income within AFDC limits and TIERS has no income information

Use parent’s information to complete application

If Title IV-E eligible, complete inquiry 6 months after certification

If data broker verifies income above AFDC limits, process new application to deny IV-E

E.  Parent reports $0 income or income within AFDC limits but TIERS shows income over AFDC limits not in the month of removal

Use parent’s information to complete application

If Title IV-E eligible, complete inquiry 6 months after certification

Income Above AFDC Limits

If data broker verifies income above AFDC limits, process new application to deny IV-E.

No Income Found

If no income found in Data Broker, contact caseworker to ask the family about their income for the month of removal. Put copies of email and responses from caseworker in eligibility file.

  •   If information shows that parent had income above AFDC limits, process new application to deny IV-E, or

  •   If no documentation received within 30 days, leave application and eligibility as is.

F.   No reported income amounts but application, case documentation or affidavit mentions that the parent(s) worked or that they refused to provide income information and  monthly earnings amount in month of removal could not be verified through TIERS.

      Follow policy at 1512.2 Unknown Family Income on the Foster Care Assistance Application to obtain income information from the CPS worker.

If parental earnings amount could still not be determined certify as eligible for state-paid assistance.

If all other IV-E requirements are met, complete inquiry 6 months after certification.

If the results from the data broker inquiry do not verify the parent’s questionable earnings leave as eligible for state-paid assistance.

If the data broker inquiry results verify that the parent’s earnings plus any other unearned family income is above AFDC limits, leave as eligible for state-paid assistance.

If data broker inquiry results verifies that the parent’s earnings plus any other unearned family income is at or below AFDC limits, process a new application to certify as IV-E.

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