Food Stamps

1120.005.10 Explanation of Rights and Responsibilities

IM-#34 June 13, 2016IM-#27 April 9, 2014IM-#36 April 22, 2010IM-#27 March 19, 2004

Applicants must be informed about their rights and responsibilities. This is provided in writing in the eligibility determination notice (FA-150) and verbally during the Food Stamp Interview. FSD staff shall explain the policies regarding the following to each applicant prior to beginning the interview:

  • option to provide/not provide SSN;
  • option to provide/not provide immigration status;
  • option to not provide consent to contact immigrant’s sponsor;
  • verification required to establish eligibility;
  • voluntary withdrawal;
  • how the program will operate for the EU;
  • right to fair hearing and appeal;
  • policy regarding quality control;
  • processing standards and service complaints;
  • federal and state laws regarding fraud provisions and penalties;
  • non-discrimination;
  • service referrals;
  • EU’s responsibility for reporting changes;
  • disclosure of information/confidentiality; and
  • procedure for obtaining and use of the Food Stamp benefits via EBT.