IM-067 – BURIAL PLOTS POLICY CLARIFICATION FOR THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  BURIAL PLOTS POLICY CLARIFICATION FOR THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM

FORM REVISION #45

1110.020.15

 

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memo is to provide an update to the Food Stamp policy section, 1110.020.15 BURIAL PLOTS .  The update explains the exclusion of burial plots when there are multiple plots.

Each Eligibility Unit (EU) member is allowed one burial plot that is excluded as a resource for the Food Stamp (FS) program. Equity of each additional plot(s) is considered a resource. 

NOTE:  If the individual owes money on the additional burial plot(s), the amount that is owed is subtracted from the market value of the additional plot(s) and the equity amount is counted as a resource.

The FS policy manual has been updated to reflect these changes and provides an example.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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