Providing a social security number is voluntary. However, an individual is ineligible to participate in the Food Stamp Program if s/he does not wish to provide his/her social security number.
Information regarding providing the social security number for each EU member is recorded on the SSN Information (FMAS) screen. FAMIS determines whether an individual is eligible based on information entered on the SSN Information (FMAS) screen.
Refer to policy 1105.040.00 Social Security Numbers and the Entering and Updating Social Security Number Information user guide for more information.