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6.1 Social Security Number Requirements

6.1.1 Overview of Social Security Number Requirements

BadgerCare Plus applicants must provide an SSN or be willing to apply for one. Assist the applicant in applying for an SSN for any group member who does not have one.  See Section 9.9.1 Social Security Number for more information on assisting an applicant with applying for an SSN. Non-applicants are not required to provide an SSN.

 

If an SSN application was made in good faith and the applicant cooperated fully with the application process, do not deny benefits if the SSN application was denied for reasons beyond the applicant’s control. See Section 9.9.1 Social Security Number for more information on health care eligibility without a verified SSN.

 

An applicant does not need to provide a document or Social Security card. He or she only needs to provide a number, which is verified through data exchanges.

 

If the caretaker is unwilling to provide or apply for the SSN of a minor or 18-year-old, then the person who does not have the SSN is ineligible.

 

Verify the SSN only once.

6.1.2 Social Security Number Exceptions

Do not require an SSN for:

 

A person who refuses to apply for or use an SSN due to religious beliefs must provide verification from a church elder or other officiant that doing so is against the church doctrine.

6.1.3 Social Security Number Mismatches

Refer to Process Help, Section 44.4 Discrepancy Processing and Match Access, if the SOLQ-I process returns a mismatch record.

 

Inform the applicant or member if the SOLQ-I process returns a different SSN or suggests that another person is using the same SSN. If it appears that an incorrect SSN was provided by the applicant or member, ask the applicant or member to clarify the correct SSN. If it appears that another person is using the same SSN, advise the applicant or member to contact SSA . The applicant or member may request that SSA conduct an investigation. Do not provide the applicant or member with any information that would identify the person who is using the applicant or member's SSN.

 

 

 

This page last updated in Release Number: 19-01

Release Date: 04/19/2019

Effective Date: 03/02/2019