Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)

Eligibility Policy - 10/6/2022

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2031 Social Security Numbers - As a condition of eligibility, a Social Security number must be provided for each applicant (with the exception of newborns - see 2032), or an application filed for one before assistance is approved.

For those individuals who provide an SSN prior to approval or during any contact, the specialist shall record the SSN and verify it according to 2031.01 (1). For those individuals required to provide an SSN who do not have one, an application for a Social Security number must be completed. The SSN application must be made at the local SSA office and verification of that application from SSA must be provided before approval.

Individuals who do not know if they have an SSN or who are unable to find their SSN shall be referred to the local SSA office to obtain their SSN.

An SSN may be applied for a newborn child through the SSA's Enumeration at Birth process. If individuals have more than one number, all numbers shall be provided. The specialist shall explain to clients that refusal or failure without good cause to provide or apply for an SSN will result in exclusion of the individual for whom an SSN is not provided. The individual that has applied for an SSN shall be allowed to participate pending receipt of an SSN.

2031.01 Verification of SSN - 1) – Social Security number(s) reported by the client requesting coverage shall be verified by an automated match with the Social Security Administration through the Federal Hub. If unable to verify SSN through the Federal Data Hub, staff should navigate to EATSS to determine if SSNs are verified by using the F10 (pop-up) function as explained in the KAECSES AE User Manual. In addition, either BENDEX or SDX will provide a verified SSN for those individuals receiving either SSA or SSI benefits.

(2) - If the individual's SSN is not verified in the above mentioned process, the individual may provide proof of their SSN by supplying a copy of their Social Security card or other official document containing the SSN. Often, a SSN may be unverified due to a name or date of birth difference between our records and those owned by SSA.

(3) - If the individual's SSN has not been verified as described in item (1) and they have no Social Security card or other official document containing the SSN an application for a replacement Social Security card must be requested. The person should be referred to the appropriate SSA office. Refer to 2036. Proof from SSA that the individual has applied for the replacement Social Security card shall meet the SSN verification provision pending receipt of further documentation.

(4) - When a copy of the individual's Social Security card has been provided, it shall be maintained in the case file indefinitely. If applicable, a copy of the SSN-1 or any Enumeration at Birth documents should be included.

(5) - A verified SSN shall be reverified only if the identity of the individual or the SSN becomes questionable.

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