As an employer, how do I verify that a GCW has been granted or is still valid?

If an individual being considered for employment as a caregiver reveals the existence of a GCW or reveals the existence of an otherwise disqualifying finding, it is the employer’s responsibility to verify whether a GCW was granted and if the waiver is still valid. An Employer may verify the status by:
  • Calling the FCSR toll-free access line at 866-422-6872 and ask to have a GCW verified. The employer will need to provide the individual’s full name and social security number in order to obtain verification of the waiver.
  • Emailing the FCSR at
  • The status of an application may also be checked at: Has An Application Been Submitted?

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