Food Stamps


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Changes reported during the certification period are subject to the same verification procedures as initial certification.

EXCEPTION:  Verify changes in income if:

  • The source has changed.
  • The income has increased more than $50 per month.
  • The information is incomplete, inaccurate, inconsistent or outdated.

EXCEPTION:  Verify changes in medical expenses if:

  • The change is reported by a certified EU and increases benefits verify the change and act on the change.
  • The change in medical expenses is reported by a source that is considered verified upon receipt act on the change.

If the change in medical expenses is reported by a source other than the EU do not contact the EU to verify changes and do not act on the change.

Follow policy at section 1140.000.00 Simplified Reporting and act on all reported changes. For information on acceptable verification codes refer to the Allowable FAMIS Verification Codes chart.

If verification is needed for another program when the Food Stamp program accepts client statement (CS), the other program will pend for verification. Authorize the action on the Food Stamp case; do not wait for the verification to be provided for the other program.

If the change is required to be verified for Food Stamps, send the Request for Information (FA-325) form to the EU notifying the EU of the information needed to determine eligibility. (The form may be generated and printed locally to provide to the EU.) FAMIS gives the EU at least ten days to provide the requested information. The list of outstanding verification and the date by which the verification must be provided appears on the Outstanding Verification (OUTVERF/FM3M) screen.

NOTE: The FA-325 may be edited and text added by following the steps in Editing and Adding Text to the FA-325 in the FAMIS User Guides.

If verification is provided, use the appropriate verification code. Complete the eligibility determination from the Eligibility Determination Resolution (EDRES/FM3Y) screen and authorize the action.

If verification is not provided within the 10 day timeframe, an FA-510 Adverse Action notice is generated by FAMIS. If verification is received within the ten days, void the adverse action. Follow the procedures in the FAMIS user guide CHANGING AN ADVERSE ACTION STATUS to void the adverse action. Enter the appropriate verification code and run an eligibility determination (EDRES).

Refer to the Comments Chart pdf for specific instructions on recording comments.