Are pay stubs obtained as proof of earnings for employed parents?
Answer 2: WMS should be reviewed to determine if the parent receives or received any type of assistance (TA, FS, MA, HEAP, and FS). If so, the budget should be reviewed; it may identify that parent’s earned income or the record may contain employment history. If there is an active PA case, pay stubs do not need to be obtained. Otherwise proof of earnings may be obtained through the court. When CPS is involved, caseworkers should routinely attempt to obtain this information. Question 3: If the district commissioner signs the application for foster care on behalf of the child and the district wants to pursue income verification for a parent, can it be done when the parent has not authorized the agency to do so? Answer 3: Yes, the social services district must comply with the standards set forth in 18 NYCRR Part 422 in regard to deciding whether to refer a family to its Child Support (IV-D) Unit. If a referral is made, information on the parent’s income may be obtained from the IV-D unit,