Medical Assistance Northstar Title IV-E Foster Care and Title IV-E Kinship Assistance

2.5.6.2.1.1 Mandatory Verifications

Mandatory verifications must be verified through an available electronic data source or by paper proof, if electronic data sources are unsuccessful or unavailable. Self-attestation alone is not acceptable for eligibility requirements with mandatory verifications.

Title IV-E Foster Care and Title IV-E Kinship Assistance must be verified to establish initial Medical Assistance (MA) eligibility or to extend MA eligibility beyond age 18. Written or verbal confirmation from the child’s case manager or social worker of the child’s Title IV-E eligibility and date of placement is adequate verification.

Social Security Number

A Social Security Number is not required for children receiving Title IV-E Foster Care or Title IV-E Kinship Assistance.

County, tribal and state servicing agencies must retain verification documentation in accordance with the County Human Service Records Retention Schedule (DHS-6928).

Legal Citations

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.145

Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.055