Food Stamp Memos

Food Stamp Memos

IM-02 COVID-19: UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION UPDATES RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19:  UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION UPDATES RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021 DISCUSSION: Memo IM-37, dated April 29, 2020, introduced 3 new types of Unemployment Compensation funds that were created on March 27, 2020, as a result the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Those funds were the Federal Pandemic […]

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IM-01 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY INCREASE TO MONTHLY ALLOTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY INCREASE TO MONTHLY ALLOTMENTS DISCUSSION: The memo is to inform staff that the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 allows states to increase the base household SNAP benefit by 15%  from January 2021 to June 2021. For the month of January, 2021 […]

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IM-182 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) OPTION TO WAIVE REQUIREMENT TO OFFER OR GRANT FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEWS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) OPTION TO WAIVE REQUIREMENT TO OFFER OR GRANT FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEWS DISCUSSION: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved Missouri’s Statewide SNAP Interview option effective December 28, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  This option allows temporary changes to the SNAP in order to help keep […]

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IM-181 COVID-19 NINTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19 NINTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS   DISCUSSION: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) allows for Emergency Allotments (EA) of supplemental benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to be issued to eligible SNAP households.  The P-SNAP program raises a household’s […]

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IM-179 INTRODUCTION OF THE IM-7A ALTERNATIVE ACCOUNT VERIFICATION FORM

FROM:   KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTRODUCTION OF THE IM-7A ALTERNATIVE ACCOUNT VERIFICATION FORM FORM REVISION # IM-7A DISCUSSION:  The purpose of this memo is to introduce the Alternative Account Verification Form, IM-7A. The IM-7A was created in an effort to provide an additional verification option to verify financial accounts. Use this form in the event […]

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IM-177 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) OPTION TO WAIVE INTERVIEW REQUIREMENT AT RECERTIFICATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) OPTION TO WAIVE INTERVIEW REQUIREMENT AT RECERTIFICATION   DISCUSSION: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved Missouri’s Statewide SNAP Interview option effective December 28, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  This option allows the Family Support Division (FSD) to waive the interview requirement for all […]

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IM-172 MANUAL UPDATE AND IIVE CLARIFICATION FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MANUAL UPDATE AND IIVE CLARIFICATION FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0110.025.10 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify when to utilize IIVE information and to inform staff of an update to the General Information Manual.   Section 0110.025.10 Unearned Income provides clarification that IIVE should […]

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IM-169 UPDATING INCOME SOURCES FOR THE GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH (GTBH) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATING INCOME SOURCES FOR THE GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH (GTBH) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1600.010.15.15                                DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to inform staff that the GTBH Manual section, 1600.010.15.15 Sources of Earned and Unearned Income, was updated to remove sources that are not included sources of income for […]

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IM-166 JANUARY 2021 COLA ADJUSTMENT OF SSA/SSI/VA/RR INCOME FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS EXCEPT MAGI

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  JANUARY 2021 COLA ADJUSTMENT OF SSA/SSI/VA/RR INCOME FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS EXCEPT MAGI MANUAL REVISION# 0410.010.15 0805.020.15 1030.010.05 APPENDIX E APPENDIX J APPENDIX K APPENDIX L DISCUSSION: In January 2021, all Social Security Administration (SSA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Administration (VA), and Railroad Retirement (RR) participants will receive […]

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IM-165 INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTRONIC VERIFICATION SYSTEM (EVS)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTRONIC VERIFICATION SYSTEM (EVS) MANUAL ADDITION # 0110.060.00 0110.060.15.10 0110.060.25 0110.060.45 0110.060.05 0110.060.15.15 0110.060.30 0110.060.10 0110.060.15.20 0110.060.35 0110.060.15 0110.060.15.25 0110.060.40 0110.060.15.05 0110.060.20 FORM REVISION # Authorization for Verification (IM-6EVS)  DISCUSSION: Several new eligibility tools are being implemented by the Family Support Division (FSD). These tools are designed […]

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