(A) What must be reported?
County agencies must report when an applicant or recipient is known to be an illegal alien. To be a known illegal alien there must be a finding of fact or a conclusion of law made as part of a formal determination that is conducted by the United States citizenship and immigration service (USCIS) under the department of homeland security. Only documentation provided by the USCIS or the executive office of administrative review (e.g. a final order of deportation) shall be considered evidence.
(B) What are the reporting procedures?
County agencies must make a report to the Ohio department of job and family services, food assistance section if it determines that a non-citizen is unlawfully present in the United States.
(C) When is an applicant considered an ineligible alien (rather than an illegal alien)?
When an assistance group indicates inability or unwillingness to provide documentation of alien status for any assistance group member, that member shall be classified as an ineligible alien. In such cases, the county agency must not continue efforts to obtain that documentation, unless the individual requests assistance from the county agency.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/11/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.54
Rule Amplifies: 329.04, 329.042, 5101.54
Prior Effective Dates: 6/2/80, 4/1/81, 6/18/81, 9/27/82, 3/20/83, 6/1/93, 6/7/98, 6/1/01, 12/1/04