10A NCAC 71W .0404      KINSHIP AND LIVING WITH A SPECIFIED RELATIVE

(a)  Eligibility requirements pertaining to kinship and living with a specified relative shall be found in 45 CFR 233.90 and this provision is hereby adopted by reference under G.S. 150B‑14(c).

(b)  Verification of kinship shall be made only at application unless previous documentation appears to be incorrect.

(1)           Kinship of a child to a specified relative except for an alleged father shall be verified by examining:

(A)          birth certificates; or

(B)          hospital records established at birth; or

(C)          marriage record; or

(D)          Social Security Administration records; or

(E)           two of the following:

(i)            school records;

(ii)           Bible records;

(iii)          hospital or physician's records;

(iv)          court records including adoption records;

(v)           immigration records;

(vi)          naturalization records;

(vii)         church documents;

(viii)        passport;

(ix)          military records;

(x)           U.S. census records;

(xi)          signed statement from an individual having specific knowledge about the kinship of the child to the specified relative.  The statement shall include:

(I)            name of child;

(II)          date of birth;

(III)        place of birth;

(IV)         individual's relationship; and

(V)          basis of individual's knowledge.

(2)           Kinship of a child to his alleged father or other alleged paternal relative shall be verified by verifying the child's relationship to the alleged father and if necessary the alleged father's relationship to the alleged paternal relative.  Relation to the alleged father shall be verified by examining:

(A)          court support records; or

(B)          county department of social services support records; or

(C)          statement signed and dated by the father that acknowledges his paternity; or

(D)          two of the following:

(i)            school records;

(ii)           Bible records;

(iii)          hospital or physician records;

(iv)          court records;

(v)           immigration records;

(vi)          naturalization records;

(vii)         church documents;

(viii)        passport;

(ix)          military records;

(x)           U.S. census records;

(xi)          signed statement from an individual having specific knowledge about the kinship of the child to the specified relative.  The statement shall include:

(I)            name of child;

(II)          date of birth;

(III)        place of birth;

(IV)         individual's relationship; and

(V)          basis of individual's knowledge.

(c)  Verification that a child is living within the home of a specified relative shall be made during each determination of eligibility by:

(1)           a home visit when there is evidence of the child living in the home; or

(2)           use of school records; or

(3)           use of day care center records; or

(4)           statement of a social worker employed by the county department of social services when, following a home visit, he is able to substantiate that the child is living in the home; or

(5)           statement from a non‑relative having personal knowledge of the child's living with the specified relative; or

(6)           two of the following:

(A)          medical records, including health department records;

(B)          Social Security or other benefit records;

(C)          rental records;

(D)          church records.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 108A‑25; 143B‑153; 45 C.F.R. 233.10;

Eff. February 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1989; August 1, 1988; February 1, 1986.