63-356†† Applicant/Recipient Request for Information

 

63-356.1
Applicant/
Recipient Request for Information/
Photocopies

Information relating to eligibility that has been provided solely by the applicant/recipient or authorized by the applicant/recipient and is contained in applications or other documents completed by the applicant/recipient and kept by HHSA may be released to the applicant/recipient or his/her authorized representative.Examples include:

         Bank verification requests.

         Employment verification requests.

         Medical verification requests, etc.

Staff may photocopy specific items in the case record for the applicant/recipient and/or his/her authorized representative.

Note:Photocopies, in response to general requests (the whole case file, all SAR 7ís, etc.) will not be provided. Also, photocopies of case narratives will not be provided.

 

63-356.2
Information Provided by a Third Party

Information provided confidentially to the Agency by a third partyand not provided solely by the applicant/recipient will not be disclosed to the applicant/recipient or his/her authorized representative.Examples include:

         PAFD reports;

         Informant identity; and

         Other privileged communication.

 

63-356.3
IEVS Information

Case information obtained through the Income Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) requires special handling to protect the confidentiality of IEVS information that may have been mismatched to the applicant/recipient or other household members. Workers are to use the following guidelines concerning the sharing of IEVS information with the applicant/recipient or his/her authorized representative:

         If the IEVS report verifies information previously reported by the applicant/recipient, the report will be treated as verification authorized by the applicant/recipient and may be released to the applicant/recipient.

         If the IEVS report does not appear to pertain to the applicant/recipient, or if it contains previously unreported information, it will be treated as information provided confidentially by a third party and the report may not be released until the discrepancy has been clarified and the accuracy confirmed.

         Sufficient information from the IEVS report may be provided to the applicant/recipient to allow them to obtain additional verification and/or clarification.

Example: EDD reports a match of the SSN to a UIB recipient. The name does not match and the recipient claims no UIB income. The EDD Field Office number from the report may be provided to the recipient to aid EDD in clarifying the discrepancy. The name of the UIB recipient may not be released.