Amendment #14 to S.1806

An Amendment Relative to Social Security Numbers

Mr. Lyons of Andover move that the bill be amended by striking out section 31 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 31. The department of transitional assistance shall require applicants or recipients of cash assistance to provide their social security upon application for said benefits; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to recipients who are present in the United States under 1 of the eligible noncitizen statuses as described in 106 CMR 203.675(A) or 106 CMR 320.620(A). Failure to provide a valid social security number upon application shall result in rejection of said application until a valid social security number is provided and verified by the department. The department of transitional assistance shall promulgate regulations in accordance with this section.