Food Stamps

1105.015.10.10.05 Eligibility Determinations for Failure to Provide/Decline to Declare SSN

IM-#21 February 21, 2006,  IM-#140 December 30, 2004

Enter the resources and income of individuals ineligible for failure to provide an SSN on the appropriate screens so they are considered in making the budget and resource determinations. Enter the ineligible member’s share of income deductions and allowable expenses in the total EU deductions and expenses. FAMIS includes the individual’s income and expenses less a pro rata share, and all the individual’s resources. Utility standards are not prorated even if the individual not providing the SSN is responsible for the expense.

Declining to provide an SSN does not affect the EU’s categorical eligibility status if all the remaining EU members receive Temporary Assistance, SSI, SAB, or SP benefits, or any remaining EU member is authorized to receive special support services. Enter the appropriate CE status on the Categorically Eligible (FMMK) screen.