Kan. Admin. Regs. § 30-4-55 - Cooperation

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Establishment of eligibility. Each applicant, recipient, or ineligible caretaker shall cooperate with the agency in the establishment of eligibility as provided in K.A.R. 30-4-39. Failure to provide information necessary to determine eligibility shall render the family group ineligible for assistance.
(b) Social security number. Each applicant or recipient shall provide the agency with the applicant's or recipient's social security number. Failure to provide the number, or failure to apply for a number if the applicant or recipient has not previously been issued a number, shall render the applicant or recipient ineligible for assistance.
(c) Paternity and support.
(1) The caretaker who is applying for or receiving assistance shall cooperate with the agency in establishing the paternity of any child born out of wedlock for whom assistance is claimed, and in obtaining support payments for the caretaker and for any child for whom assistance is claimed. Failure to cooperate in any assistance program administered by the secretary in which paternity and support cooperation is required shall render the mandatory filing unit of which the child is a member ineligible for assistance unless the caretaker demonstrates good cause for refusing to cooperate. The period of ineligibility shall be as follows:
(A) For the first failure, until the caretaker cooperates; and
(B) for any subsequent failure, two months or until the person cooperates, whichever is longer.
(2) Cooperation shall include the following actions:
(A) Appearing at the local child support enforcement office, as necessary, to provide information or documentation needed to establish the paternity of a child born out of wedlock, to identify and locate the absent parent, and to obtain support payments;
(B) appearing as a witness at court or at other proceedings as necessary to achieve the child support enforcement objectives;
(C) forwarding to the child support enforcement unit any support payments received from the absent parent that are covered by the support assignment;
(D) establishing and maintaining an agreement to repay assigned support that was retained by the caretaker; and
(E) providing information, or attesting to the lack of information, under penalty of perjury.
(d) Potential resources. Each applicant or recipient shall cooperate with the agency in obtaining any resources due the applicant, recipient, or child for whom assistance is claimed and shall cooperate with the group health plan enrollment process in accordance with K.A.R. 30-6-55(f). Failure to cooperate without good cause shall render ineligible for assistance the mandatory filing unit of which the applicant, recipient, or child for whom assistance is claimed is a member.
(e) Third party resources. Each applicant or recipient shall cooperate with the agency in identifying and providing information to assist the agency in pursuing any third party who may be liable to pay for medical services under the medical assistance program. Failure to cooperate without good cause shall render the applicant or recipient ineligible for assistance.
(f) This regulation shall be effective on and after October 1, 2003.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 30-4-55
Authorized by K.S.A. 39-708c; implementing K.S.A. 39-708c, 39-709, and 39-719b; effective May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1982; amended, T-87-15, July 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended Jan. 4, 1993; amended March 1, 1997; amended July 1, 1998; amended Oct. 1, 2003.

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