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Citizenship and Alien Status Requirement

 

Revised:

6.4

PROMPTNESS OF CASE ACTION-QUESTIONABLE CITIZENSHIP

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1240-1-3-.11

When there is a question as to whether a member of a household is a United States citizen, take prompt action on the Food Stamp application as follows:

 

(1)   Treat the member whose citizenship is questionable as an ineligible household member until citizenship is verified;

 

(2)   While awaiting citizenship verification, treat the ineligible memberís income (minus his or her prorated share) as being available to the remaining household members;

 

(3)   Treat all of the ineligible memberís resources as being available to the remaining household members; and

 

(4)   Treat the ineligible member as an excluded household member, as defined in 1240-1-2-.02(4)-(b), until citizenship is verified.

 

Glossary of Terms

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