Ohio Admin. Code 5101:1-3-07 - Ohio works first: evidence of age, citizenship, and identity
Verification of age, citizenship, and identity shall be completed before any individual, adult or child, is eligible to be included in the assistance group.
(A) What is acceptable documentation of age?
(1) A civil birth record or a
religious record of birth or baptism established
before age five are primary documents used to verify age.
(2) Alternate documents are acceptable and shall be used to avoid delaying assistance to an otherwise eligible individual. Examples of alternate documents include but are not limited to:
(a) School records;
(b) Insurance policies;
(c) Draft card;
(d) Official hospital records.
(3) The alternate document shall show the applicant's name and date of birth or age and should be at least one year old (unless it is for a child under age one).
(B) What is acceptable documentation of identity?
(1) Documents used to identify an individual include but are not limited to:
registration card; (d)(h) Insurance
policies; (e)(i) Military
record; (f)(j) United States
(U.S.) passport; and
(a) Driver's license
or state identification
(b) Day care or nursery school records;
(2) The county agency shall be able to compare the information on the documentation with the information on the application or with the individual to ensure identification.
(3) A birth or baptismal certificate is not evidence of identity. Children under age seven will generally have some type of evidence of identity in addition to a birth certificate. However, when such a child (e.g., a newborn infant) has absolutely no other documentary evidence, the birth certificate alone will be acceptable as long as the eligibility worker has no reason to doubt that the child actually exists.
(C) What is acceptable documentation of citizenship?
assistance group member
applicant is required to establish U.S. citizenship or
legal alien status, and shall submit at least one document showing U.S.
birthplace or in some way indicating U.S. citizenship. "U.S.-born" refers to an
individual born in one of the fifty states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,
Guam, Northern Mariana islands, U.S. Virgin islands, Swain's island or American
(a) When the applicant is a U.S.-born citizen, a civilian birth, baptismal, or
certificate specifically displaying a U.S. birthplace may be used as
(b) When the applicant is a foreign-born U.S. citizen, a citizen certification, U.S. passport, consular's certification of birth, or certificate of naturalization may be used as verification.
(c) When the applicant is an alien,
the alien status may be verified by forms issued from
the United States citizenship and immigration services (USCIS).
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5107.05
Rule Amplifies: 5107.05
Prior Effective Dates: 03/01/1076, 08/01/1975, 12/31/1977, 07/18/1978, 02/01/1979, 04/19/1979, 12/28/1979, 06/01/1982, 06/15/1985, 09/01/1986 (Emer.), 11/16/1986, 10/01/1997 (Emer.), 12/30/1997, 12/01/2002, 10/01/2005, 01/01/2011, 11/01/2016
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