Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: REGINALD E. McELHANNON, ACTING DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: USING CLIENT STATEMENT INCOME VERIFICATION
MANUAL REVISION #118
1102.015.05 Gross Income
FAMIS is updated and will now pend for verification if Client Statement (CS) is entered for income verification for Food Stamps. The system would previously allow CS for income verification and approve based on this verification code.
The Food Stamp Manual is also updated with Client Statement information of acceptable verification. If Client Statement is the best available information to determine income and all attempts to verify income have been exhausted, a written statement from the client can be accepted and entered as Hard Copy (HC). All attempts that were taken to verify the income must be documented in the comments in order to accept client’s written statement of income. A written statement may also be appropriate for some types of self-employment.
Child Care Subsidy:
CS is an eligible verification code for Child Care Subsidy. Using the CS code for income verification at application should only be used if all other options have been exhausted and the household is unable to provide the required verification to make an eligibility determination. Eligibility Specialists should only use the CS code when a household reports an increase in income during an active eligibility period and it is below 85% of the State Median Income (SMI) for their household size due to simplified reporting rules. If a household reports a decrease in income that results in an increase in benefits, staff should not enter the CS code and must verify the income.
Temporary Assistance and MO HealthNet:
The CS code will still pend for verification.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.