Department of Human Services

Food Stamp Online  Policy Manual

Application Process

SSI/Food Stamp Joint Application Process

Revised: 

33.15

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT (DHS)

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1240-1-14-.14(3)

The county office must make an eligibility determination and issue food stamp benefits to eligible SSI households whose applications are forwarded by Social Security Office.  Normal timeliness policy and procedures apply.  The application will be considered filed on the date Social Security receives the signed application.

 

(a)     Categorically Eligible Household

 

Households who apply through SSA will be considered categorically eligible at such time as SSI eligibility determination is made or the individual is released from the institution (if institutionalized).

 

(b)    Timeliness

 

The county office must complete the application process and approve or deny timely applications for recertification in accordance with 1240-1-19.   A face-to-face interview will be waived if requested by the household consisting entirely of SSI participants unable to appoint an authorized representative.

 

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