A person’s residency may be questionable when other information does not match their attestation. For example, a person lists his address in another state, country, or housing at facilities for hospitalized patients. Determine whether they are residents by asking questions, such as:
- Temporary visa holders: what has changed in your circumstances to change your intent that you filed with their current visa?
No verification is needed -- document the intent and determine if the intent is reasonable.
- Other questionable circumstances: Is the person keeping a home, property or residence in the state/country that person left?
- If no, the person meets residency requirements with the declared intent.
- If yes, did the person enter Washington State with a job commitment or looking for a job? If yes, the person meets residency requirements.
- If the person is still maintaining his or her residence and the explanation is not reasonable, the person is not a Washington resident.
For Classic Medicaid programs, see the Client Details screen in ACES 3G.