Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: REVISION TO THE CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION SECTION OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL
MANUAL REVISION # 0205.040.05
The purpose of this memorandum is to update the TA manual section 0205.040.05 Eligibility Determination to introduce an additional option to prove citizenship allowed by the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.
This act states that participants born outside of the United States are considered citizens if certain conditions are met on or after February 27, 2001:
- One of the person’s parents is a United States citizen (whether by birth or naturalization) and
- The person was legally residing in the U.S., in the custody of a citizen parent, while under the age of 18
Explore citizenship verification under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 if evidence indicates a participant meets the above conditions. Staff must make appropriate comments in the eligibility system.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff