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340:50-5-65. Identity

Revised 9-15-21

(a) Identity.  The identity of the person making the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application must be verified, per Section 273.2(f)(1)(vii) of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  When an authorized representative applies on behalf of a household, the identity of the authorized representative and the head of household is verified.  The household may select as head of household an adult parent of a child of any age living in the SNAP food benefit household or an adult who has parental control over a child who is 17 years of age and younger living in the food benefit household, provided all adult household members agree to the selection, per Oklahoma Administrative Code 340:50-3-1(b)(2).

(b) Identity verification.  Identity may be verified through readily available documentary evidence, or when unavailable, through a collateral contact.  Any documents that reasonably establish the applicant's identity must be accepted and no requirement for a specific type of document, such as a birth certificate, may be imposed.  Examples of acceptable documentary evidence include, but are not limited to;

(1) a driver license;

(2) a work or school identification card;

(3) an identification card for health benefits or other assistance or social service program;

(4) a voter registration card;

(5) wage stubs; or

(6) a birth certificate. 

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