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Documentation Needed for Energy Assistance and Weatherization Applications

Verification of Social Security Number

  • Social Security Card(s)
  • Letter from the Social Security Administration
  • We can obtain this information from the Department of Health & Welfare for those household members who receive Idaho food stamps.

Verification of Citizenship (if unable to provide verification of Social Security Number) or Immigration Status (if applicable)

  • U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Resident Alien Card(s)
  • Residency documentation issued by the Department of Homeland Security

Income Types and Acceptable Documentation

  1. Wages (verification must include the recipient’s name and/or Social Security Number)
    • Pay stubs
    • Statement of earnings from your employer
    • We can obtain this information from the Department of Health & Welfare for those household members who receive Idaho food stamps.
  2.  Social Security (Retirement)
    • Social Security Award Letter (received annually; to obtain another copy online, see socialsecurity.gov)
    • Bank Statement (only pertains to Energy Assistance)
    • We can obtain this information from the Department of Health & Welfare for those household members who receive Idaho food stamps.
  3. Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD), Veteran's Benefits, or Railroad Benefits (received annually; to another copy online, see socialsecurity.gov)
    • Benefit award statement
    • We can obtain this information from the Department of Health & Welfare for those household members who receive Idaho food stamps.
  4. Worker's Compensation or Temporarily Disability Benefits
    • Benefit award statement
    • We can obtain this information from the Department of Health & Welfare for those household members who receive Idaho food stamps.
  5.  Pension
    • Benefit Statement from Pension Provider
    • We can obtain this information from the Department of Health & Welfare for those household members who receive Idaho food stamps.
  6. Unemployment Insurance Benefits
    • Monetary Determination Notice from the Department of Labor
    • Unemployment Compensation Benefit Summary (can be obtained at labor.idaho.gov/ClaimantPortal)
    • We can obtain this information from the Department of Health & Welfare for those household members who receive Idaho food stamps.
  7. Self-Employment
    • Signed IRS Form 1040 with all schedules
    • We can obtain this information from the Department of Health & Welfare for those household members who receive Idaho food stamps.
  8. State Cash Assistance, including but not limited to Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI); Washington Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Idaho Aid for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD); Washington Aged, Blind, or Disabled Cash Assistance (ABD);
    • We can obtain this information from the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare or Washington Department of Social & Health Services.
  9. Other Income
    • We can obtain this information from the Department of Health & Welfare for those household members who receive Idaho food stamps.
    • If you do not receive Idaho food stamps, please contact your local office for clarification on how to verify this income source.

Verification of Utility Usage

  1. Documentation from your electricity provider showing your electric costs for the previous 12 months.
  2. Documentation from your heat provider showing your heating costs and usage for the previous 12 months, such as a 12-month statement, your monthly bills, or your receipts (only required if your heat source is not electricity).