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Verifying information for a provider's payment.

(1) A consumer must provide all required information for payment to be authorized to their provider.
(2) All verification that is provided to DSHS must:
(a) Clearly relate to the information DSHS is requesting;
(b) Be from a reliable source; and
(c) Be accurate, complete, and consistent.
(3) If DSHS has reasonable cause to believe that the information is inconsistent, conflicting, or outdated, DSHS may:
(a) Ask the consumer to provide DSHS with more verification or provide a collateral contact (a "collateral contact" is a statement from someone outside of the consumer's residence that knows the consumer's situation); or
(b) Send an investigator from the DSHS office of fraud and accountability (OFA) to make an unannounced visit to the consumer's home to verify the consumer's circumstances. See WAC 170-290-0025(9).
(4) The verification that the consumer gives to DSHS includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(a) Name and phone number of the licensed child care provider; and
(b) For the in-home/relative child care provider, a:
(i) Completed and signed criminal background check form;
(ii) Legible copy of the proposed provider's photo identification, such as a driver's license, Washington state identification, or passport;
(iii) Legible copy of the proposed provider's valid Social Security card;
(iv) All other information required by WAC 170-290-0135;
(c) Self-attestation of work, school or training schedule when the consumer requests child care for non-TANF activities. An authorization based on a self-attested schedule is subject to change if DSHS subsequently receives more accurate, complete, or consistent third-party information.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-19-107, § 170-290-0014, filed 9/21/16, effective 10/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-09-059, § 170-290-0014, filed 4/15/16, effective 5/16/16.]
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