Verification Requirements Manual (for MO HealthNet & Adult Cash Assistance Programs)

0110.015.00 Social Security Number

This requirement applies only to those persons for whom healthcare coverage or cash assistance is being requested or received. It does not apply to parents, children or a spouse included in the assistance group for whom coverage has not been requested.

Obtain a copy of the Social Security card for all persons for whom coverage is requested at the time of the initial application whenever possible. If a card is not available but the number is known, accept the applicant’s statement and enter the Social Security number into the SUPD system. If the number is correct, it will be verified by the system. It is only necessary to obtain further verification if the system match returns an indicator other than ā€œVā€.

For persons requesting coverage who do not have a SSN, proof of application for the SSN must be obtained prior to the individual’s approval. If the IBTH screen indicates a SSN was requested, further verification is not required.

Do not deny or delay approval pending issuance of an SSN once the application for the SSN has been completed.