DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION
PO BOX 2320
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI
- TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION OFFICES
- FROM: PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR
- SUBJECT: MANDATORY ELIGIBILITY UNIT GROUPS POLICY UPDATE FOR THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM
- MANUAL REVISION #41
The purpose of this memo is to inform staff of an update to the 1105.015.04.15 Mandatory Eligibility Unit Groups policy. Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has clarified that adoption severs the natural parent’s parental rights. A NOTE was added to explain mandatory members in a case where the natural and adoptive parent are in the same household. Also, the update clarifies that legal guardianship does not sever the natural parent’s relationship to the child or change mandatory status.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.