TN 5 (04-90)
There are many types of evidence and information which might be used to reconcile
discrepant statements of the parties, to supplement or corroborate the data furnished
by the parties, or to furnish the basic data when the parties themselves are unable
to do so.
Tax returns may disclose a source of income as well as show medical and other expenditures
which may have a bearing on the issue of support.
The presence or absence of the claimant as a dependent on a tax return is evidence
to be considered but is not conclusive on the one-half support determination.
If SEI is involved and no tax return is available, the prior year's return may be
used if the NE from SE is expected to be the same.
Obtain a statement over the claimant's signature that the circumstances are expected
to remain the same.
Welfare records often contain timely data on the needs and resources of their applicants.
The following may be able to furnish information and evidence as to sources of a claimant's
Relatives not previously contacted
Other members of the community