Additional Documents for Identity Verification

Additional Documents for Identity Verification

Both regular UC and PUA claimants may be asked to verify their identity using ID.Me. If you are unable to use ID.Me, you can bring identity documents to your local PA CareerLink®️.

If you have a Social Security Card, and a driver’s license or state ID, you can use those to verify your identity. 

But if you do not have one of those documents, there are additional identity verification documents that you can use.

To get help verifying your identity at PA CareerLink®️, you will need to bring either one (1) primary document, or two (2) secondary documents. If you are using secondary documents, at least one of them needs to have your Social Security Number on it.

Primary Documents

  • Driver’s license (or learner’s permit) from a U.S. state or territory (Must be permanent license with a photo. Temporary and/or paper documents are not accepted.)
  • State-issued photo ID
  • U.S. passport
  • HSPD 12 PIV card
  • U.S. passport card
  • U.S. permanent resident card (I-551) 
  • USCIS-issued Employment Authorization Card (I-766) (No employer-issued ID cards)
  • Government Issued Photo ID (No U.S. military ID cards. Must be a permanent document with a photo. Temporary and/or paper documents are not accepted.) 
  • Foreign (non U.S.) passport
  • Veteran’s health ID card
  •  Transportation Security Administration (TSA) ID Card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI)
  • Canadian driver’s license
  • Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
  • National ID card (only if residing outside of the U.S.)
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
  • Philadelphia City ID

Secondary Documents

  • Social Security card
  • U.S. DoD Certificate of Birth Abroad (FS-545)
  • U.S. DoS Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350)
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
  • U.S. voter registration card or certificate
  • Letter attesting state residency 
  • U.S. Health insurance card 
  • DOD Certificate of Discharge or Release (DD214, DD256 or NGB form 22)
  • U.S. birth certificate with official seal 
  • College or university student photo ID (current)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
  • U.S. citizen ID card (Form I-197)
  • Border crossing card
  • Native American tribal document 
  • Canadian Indian and Northern Affairs card
  • College or university transcript (current or previous year) 
  • Cable or internet bill (not older than 90 days, showing your account number, full name, and current address)
  • Water bill (not older than 90 days, showing your account number, full name, and current address)
  • Phone bill (not older than 90 days, showing your account number, full name, and current address)
  • Gas bill (not older than 90 days, showing your account number, full name, and current address)
  • Electric bill (not older than 90 days, showing your account number, full name, and current address)
  • Bank, loan, or financial institution statement (not older than 90 days, showing your account number, full name, and current address; issued by the bank)
  • Medical bill (not older than 90 days, showing your account number, full name, and current address)
  • W-2 Form (or W-2C, W-2G, etc.)
  • SSA-1099 Form (or 1099-SM, 1099-R-OP1, etc.)
  • Non SSA-1099 Form (or 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, etc.) 
  • 1098 Form (or 1098-C, 1098-MA, etc.)
  • Pay stub (not older than 90 days)
  • Auto insurance card
  • Insurance statement (auto or home)
  • Selective Service registration document with full SSN.

What should I do once I have these documents?