Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: UPDATES MADE TO THE ELIGIBILITY SYSTEM FOR THE HOMELESS STANDARD DEDUCTION
Eligibility system updates have been completed for the Select Worker Initiated Budget Calculation Area (SELWIBCA) to include the Homeless Standard Deduction (HSD) for SNAP which was previously introduced in memo IM-139 September 4, 2020.
When calculating a Worker Initiated Budget Calculation (WIBCA), the system will now automatically allow for the HSD in the budget calculation if the participant is paying a qualifying expense and has been marked as homeless on the Application Detail screen. The HSD is triggered in the WIBCA by entering an amount in the Shelter Expense field under MONTHLY EXPENSES. If the participant is not paying a shelter expense, the HSD is not included in the calculation.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.