The State agencies for AFDC/TANF in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska have agreed
that AFDC and TANF information should be verified orally. Therefore, there is no requirement
for written confirmation from the AFDC/TANF agency. The contact should be made with
the local agency and should be documented with a report of contact or on the appropriate
EXCEPTION: If the local AFDC/TANF agency (e.g. St Louis DFS) requires written requests for
verification, follow the procedure negotiated between the local offices. Written verification
can be used in lieu of oral verification if necessary to accommodate arrangements
with local offices.