Applications submitted by mail or dropped off at a FSD office should be accepted and processed the same as an in-person application. The application date is the date a signed application is received in a FSD office or by a contracted agency. If a dropped-off application is received after normal business hours, or on a weekend or holiday, the application date will be the next business day.
EXCEPTION: If an application is placed in a FSD drop-box by a contracted agency, the application date will be the date the contracted agency received the application. Examples of a contracted agency are the Department of Mental Health, or a clinic that has a contract with the Department of Social Services to accept MO HealthNet applications.