1120.000.00 Application Process

1120.025.05 Authorized Representative

IM-140 November 22, 2022; IM-27 March 19, 2004

Any responsible household member may designate, in writing, an authorized representative to act on behalf of the household. The authorized representative may be designated to make application, access benefits, or both.

An authorized representative must be the following:

  • an adult
  • sufficiently aware of the household’s situation and
  • not part of the household.

The authorized representative is recorded in the eligibility system.

The following individuals cannot serve as authorized representative unless no other representative is available:

The authorized representative must be advised of the need to report required changes on behalf of the household according to the change reporting requirements to which the household is subject. The authorized representative may be liable for any overpayment to the household caused by the authorized representative. The household must be advised they may be liable for any overpayment caused by the authorized representative.