IM-161 09/04/01 FOOD STAMP EXPEDITED SECOND MONTH SCREENING
|FOOD STAMP EXPEDITED SECOND MONTH SCREENING|
|The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify
policy regarding second month screening for expedited service if all or
part of the applying household is active in another food stamp case.
Entire applicant household active
If the entire applicant household is active in another food stamp household at the time of application or received food stamp benefits in another state for the month of application but would be expedited eligible, show the household as not expedited eligible on FEXP using the reason "other." This household is not eligible for food stamps in their own right until they are removed from the other food stamp household or their case is closed in the other state. If the household is eligible to receive food stamp benefits in the month following the month of application, determine eligibility for expedited service for that month. If the household qualifies, issue expedited benefits through FISU with the following entries:
Some applicant household members active
If the applying household contains members who are active in another food stamp household, screen the household for expedited service. Issue benefits for the household members who are not active in another household, either for the month of application or the month following the month of application, as appropriate.
The Food Stamp Manual is being revised to incorporate this clarification as well as other upcoming changes to food stamp expedited policy. You will be notified when the revisions are completed.