IM-192 10/23/01 CHANGES IN EXPANDED
CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY FOR FOOD STAMPS
FOOD STAMP MANUAL REVISION #47
|CHANGES IN EXPANDED CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY FOR FOOD STAMPS|
|Food stamp policy for categorical eligibility
is changed and clarified. Regulatory changes no longer allow Missouri
to confer categorical eligibility for an entire household if any member
receives Temporary Assistance cash benefits. Effective November 1,
2001, only the household member(s) receiving Temporary Assistance, SSI,
SAB, SP, or GR is considered categorically eligible for food stamps, not
the entire household. The entire household remains categorically
eligible if one member receives or is authorized to receive certain special
Services that entitle a food stamp household to categorical eligibility available under Community Partnerships are changed. Dress for Success no longer receives the required funding to be included for expanded categorical eligibility. Missouri Mentoring is still included in expanded categorical eligibility but the counties in which the program is available are changed. The counties currently included are: St. Louis City and County, Phelps, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Boone, Greene, Buchanan, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Ripley, Butler, and Jackson.
Funding for Foster Care payments and Independent Living assistance has changed. These programs no longer receive the required funding to be included in expanded categorical eligibility.
The remaining special support services continue to confer categorical eligibility to the entire household if any member receives or is eligible to receive one of the special support services.
As a clarification to categorical eligibility policy, a household cannot be considered categorically eligible if:
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