Residency is defined as living in the state on a voluntary and permanent basis. The family must reside in Missouri, and intend to remain, at the time of initial application and reapplication in order to meet eligibility requirements for initial or continuing Child Care benefits. The applicant’s statement verifies that the residency requirement is met. If residency is questionable, documentary evidence may be obtained. Documentary evidence may include housing or utility receipts showing the applicant’s name and current address.