M E M O R A N D U M
IM-126 08/25/00 FISU
|Effective immediately, FISU edits and
overrides are no longer the responsibility of IM Data Management.
The Food Stamp Program and Policy Unit is now responsible for identifying
the FISU edits, sending the FISU edit emails to the counties, and completing
any FISU overrides.
Contact the FS Program and Policy Unit
with any questions regarding FISU edits or to have a FISU override completed.
The phone number to call is (573)751-0374.
Staff should follow the provided procedures
to prevent FISU edits from occurring.
Applications that will be approved for one
month only require the FISU to be entered the day before the FSU5 entry
the case is approved for the previous month,
the case is approved for the current month
and it is after payroll closing.
After payroll closing, if an adjustment is
needed to lower the benefit amount issued for the next month, FPUL must
be completed to pull the regular payroll benefit. A FISU code G or
an entry in the supplemental payroll field is used to issue a reduced benefit.
Do not use code I for supplemental benefits
unless the original issuance for the month is on regular payroll.
If there is no issuance for the month, you cannot use code I.
Use code A if the application date is in the
same month as the FISU entry.
A FISU override is needed for the following
situations. If staff notice that one of these conditions apply, staff
should call for an override the day the FISU is entered, rather than waiting
until they receive the FISU edit.
Use code B if the application date is in the
month prior to application, or if the month of issue is for the month following
FISU entry month.
If casework staff receive a FISU edit they
do not understand, they must first talk to their supervisor. If it
is determined that a FISU override is needed, the supervisor should contact
the Food Stamp Program and Policy Unit for the Override.
A FISU has already been entered for the DCN
for the same month;
The case is closed, rejected, or expired and
the household is entitled to restored benefits;
The benefit amount exceeds $999; or
Additional benefits need to be issued for
the household and the original issuance for the month is an emergency benefit
or on supplemental payroll.
Data Processing staff are working on routing
the FISU edits to the appropriate counties over the S020 subsystem.
A memorandum will be issued when the programming is complete.
Discuss this memorandum with all appropriate
Review each case needing a FISU entry to determine
if the appropriate FISUcode is being used. If a situation requires
an override, contact the Food Stamp Program and Policy Unit at (573) 751-0374
for the entry so the FISU will not edit.
If a FISU edit is received, review the case
to determine the appropriate action. If the FISU edit can be corrected
without Central Office action, complete the FISU entry. If
the edit requires an override, contact the Food Stamp Program and Policy
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