Obtaining verification of unearned income is required for all eligibility determinations. The verification obtained must represent the best information available that can be used to project future unearned income. Verification of unearned income received during the past 30 days must be obtained if available. Verification is to be obtained through the system whenever possible. Examples:
- IMES should be used to verify Unemployment Compensation and should be viewed and scanned for all participants 16 years of age and older.
- IIVE should be used to verify Social Security and/or SSI and should be viewed and scanned for all participants.
- MACCS should be used to verify court ordered Child Support income.
For other unearned income not in the system, verification must be obtained from the appropriate source. Examples:
- Dividends may be verified by a statement from the source.
- Worker’s Compensation, Veteran’s Benefits and private pensions may be verified by a letter or other statement from the source, or by a check stub provided by the client.
- Private contributions from relatives, friends or organizations made directly to the client may be verified by a letter or statement from the source.
- Accept the client’s statement for interest income claimed, as long as it will not adversely affect the eligibility determination.
Note: Bank statements are not to be used as verification of unearned income such as OASDI, SSI, etc., even if the income is being directly deposited into the bank account. The amount deposited into the bank is the net amount (after Medicare deductions, for example), and therefore cannot provide accurate verification of gross income.