Welcome to ID.me for developers! If you are interested in integrating ID.me, you are in the right place. Here we will cover how to get started implementing ID.me.

Public Benefits Recipient Verification

ID.me offers comprehensive and easy-to-deploy community verification solutions to fit your business needs and risk tolerance.

Verification Policies

Public Benefits Recipient
Who’s eligible?
  • Medicaid
  • Qualifying low-income
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) General Assistance
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Qualifying loss of income
  • School Breakfast Program (SBP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Tribal Head Start
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
  • Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
Verification Methods
  • Public Benefits Recipient Verification
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These are a set of open specifications and protocols that specify how to design an authentication and authorization system. They specify how you should manage identity, move personal data securely, and decide who can access applications and data. The identity industry standards that we use at ID.me are:

Open Authorization (OAuth) 2.0

An authorization standard that allows a user to grant limited access to their resources on one site to another site, without having to expose their credentials. You use this standard every time you log in to a site using your Google account and you are asked if you agree with sharing your email address and your contacts list with that site.

OpenID Connect (OIDC)

An identity layer that sits on top of OAuth 2 and allows for easy verification of the user's identity, as well as the ability to get basic profile information from the identity provider.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)

An open-standard, XML-based data format that allows businesses to communicate user authentication and authorization information to partner companies and enterprise applications their employees may use.