Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL REVISION IMMIGRANT ELIGIBILITY
MANUAL REVISION #
The purpose of this memo is to inform staff of the SNAP Manual and system update regarding Immigrant Eligibility. Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) provided clarification for certification periods for individuals who are non-citizens whose work quarters are being investigated by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
If an individual appears to have fewer than 40 work quarters and provides documentation from SSA that there is an investigation to determine if more quarters can be credited, the individual can be certified for six months pending the results of the SSA investigation. The policy previously said twelve months.
There is a new code “SSQ – SSA investigating if more qtrs can be allowed” for the status field on the NONCITZN (FMML) screen. This code will only allow a six-month certification for the SSA investigation to be completed.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.