Income and Eligibility Verification Systems (IEVS)

Created on: 
May 10 2022

What is Income and Eligibility Verification Systems (IEVS)?

The Income and Eligibility Verification Systems (IEVS) was established by Congress under the 1984 Deficit Reduction Act to reduce errors in determining eligibility and benefit level for food, cash, and medical programs. State agencies are required to compare income reported by program applicants and recipients with income from several sources:

  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data on interest, dividends, and other types of unearned income;
  • Social Security Administration (SSA) data for Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance benefits, Supplemental Security Insurance benefits, and annual earnings; and
  • State quarterly wage reports and unemployment insurance benefits.

What interfaces are included in the Income and Eligibility Verification Systems (IEVS)?

IEVS provides information to ACES through the following interfaces: