§ 108.10. Verification.

 (a)  An individual who requests a good cause waiver of a TANF or GA program requirement based on domestic violence shall complete the verification form provided by the Department.

 (b)  The Department will provide the verification form, in person or by mail, to an individual who requests the form and will instruct the individual to provide verification that may include one of the following:

   (1)  Law enforcement records.

   (2)  Court records.

   (3)  Medical or treatment records, or both.

   (4)  Social services records.

   (5)  Child protective services records.

   (6)  Third party verification from a public or private organization or an individual with knowledge of the circumstances including:

     (i)   A domestic violence service provider.

     (ii)   A medical, psychological or social services provider.

     (iii)   A law enforcement professional.

     (iv)   A legal representative.

     (v)   An acquaintance, friend, relative, or neighbor of the claimant, or other individual.

 (c)  If the individual cannot safely obtain verification described in subsection (b), the individual may affirm on the verification form provided by the Department that the individual cannot safely comply with a TANF or GA program requirement due to domestic violence.

 (d)  When an individual claims good cause based on domestic violence, the Department may not:

   (1)  Contact the alleged abuser.

   (2)  Require the individual to obtain a Protection from Abuse Order.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  108.7 (relating to requirements subject to waiver); and 55 Pa. Code §  108.13 (relating to review of waivers).



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