Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 14 (02-98)
GN 02250.255 Acceptable Proof
|List of Acceptable Proofs||The following are acceptable proofs:|
Current rent receipts, mortgage payment books, cancelled checks or money orders for rent/mortgage payments
Most recent 2 or 3 utility bills (gas, electric, fuel, telephone, water, sewage), cancelled checks or money orders for those bills
Insurance bills, cancelled checks or money orders for those bills
Evidence of any unusually large expenses for the area
NOTE: In some cases, a reasonable explanation of the expense can serve as proof. For instance, a person with an unusually large food expense may need a special diet for medical purposes.
4. Other Proofs
Tax return - Although not necessarily a form of proof, a tax return may provide leads to uncovering additional sources of income and assets. It may also be useful as an indication of standard of living, financial obligations, number of dependents, etc.
Proof of payment due - when a person shows fixed payment which seem to be over the minimum amount due.
Proof of support by other people - signed statements from those people is sufficient proof.