Food Stamps

1140.005.15 Change Processing For Applicant Eligibility Units

IM-#11 January 16, 2018IM-#24 March 16, 2007,  IM-#79 August 17, 2006,  IM-#80 August 27, 2004,  IM-#75 June 20, 2002

Applicant households must report all changes affecting their eligibility or benefits during the application interview.

For applications, changes that occur:

  • between the filing date and the interview date (if different) must be acted on as part of the application eligibility determination.
  • after the interview, but before a case decision is made, must be acted on as part of the application eligibility determination.

If a change is reported while the application is pending, enter the change into FAMIS. If verification is required, give the EU a Request for Information (FA-325) allowing the EU ten days to provide the required verification. If partial verification is provided within the ten day period, a second Request for Information (FA-325) must be sent to the client. The FA-325 form must be manually generated and fields populated with specific detail as to what is still needed from the participant. It may be necessary to pend the application beyond the application due date because FAMIS must consider the reported change in the eligibility determination.

Discuss with EUs the reporting requirements and how to determine when their income exceeds 130% of poverty. EUs need only to calculate their income for a calendar month to determine monthly income. They do not have to convert income using 2.166 or 4.333.

Reporting requirements for EUs are defined in sections 1140.000.00 Simplified Reporting.