§ 425.8. Age verification.

 (a)  Program reimbursement is for senior citizens only.

 (b)  Age verification for senior citizens is the responsibility of the contractor. The following documents are acceptable proofs of age:

   (1)  Birth certificate.

   (2)  Baptismal certificate.

   (3)  Driver’s license.

   (4)  Armed forces discharge papers.

   (5)  Statement of age from the United States Social Security Administration, issued for Medicare recipients.

   (6)  Passport and naturalization papers.

   (7)  PACE I. D. Card.

 (c)  Medicare cards are not an acceptable form of age verification. Onboard age verification by the driver is not permitted if the driver is working on commission. Age verification may initially be done by mail if through a follow-up procedure appropriate documentation of age is supplied by the senior citizen and recorded by the contractor at the time the first program eligible trip is made.

 (d)  In order to be eligible for reimbursement under the program, trips shall be verified by drivers as being made by senior citizens through the presentation of personal identification—not limited to the documents in subsection (b)—under procedures established by the contractor and approved by the Department.

 (e)  Contractors may receive assistance from area agencies on aging for the purpose of verifying age and issuing documentation of age verification; however, the ultimate responsibility for proper age verification rests with the contractor.

 (f)  Contractors have until February 3, 1986 to comply with this section.


   The provisions of this §  425.8 adopted January 3, 1986, effective February 3, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 24; corrected January 17, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 194; readopted December 28, 1990, effective December 29, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 6391. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (122911).

Notes of Decisions

   Department of Transportation did not violate notice provisions of the Commonwealth Documents Law (45 P. S. § §  1201—1202) where final regulations did not enlarge purpose of proposed regulations; further, regulations were promulgated according to provisions of Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § §  745.1—745.4), and did not exceed authority of PennDOT. Brocal Corporation v. Department of Transportation, 528 A.2d 114 (Pa. 1987).

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