Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: REGINALD E. McELHANNON, INTERIM DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: FOOD STAMP MANUAL REVISION NON-TIMELY RECERTIFICATION CHANGE
MANUAL REVISIONS #97
The purpose of this memo is to inform staff of the Food Stamp Manual update regarding non-timely recertifications. Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) provided clarification for coding applications that are received after the 15th of the last month of certification and up to 30 days after the end of a certification period as non-timely recertifications instead of initial applications as it was previously coded.
Example: An application received August 10 for a certification that had closed July 31 would now be considered a recertification. It would previously had been considered an initial. However, this application would still be eligible for expedite if meeting criteria.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.