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(a)   An individual is considered a resident of an institution when the institution provides the majority (over 50%) of his or her meals as a part of the institutionís normal services, and the institution is not authorized to accept Food Stamp benefits.


(b)   Only the following residents of institutions are eligible to participate in the Food Stamp Program:


1.      Narcotic addicts or alcoholics who reside at a drug or alcoholic treatment center in order to participate in a treatment program (Refer to Section 1240-1-31-.01).


2.      Disabled or blind individuals who are residents of a group living arrangement and who receive benefits under Title II (RSDI) or Title XVI (SSI) of the Social Security Act.(Refer to Section 1240-1-31-.02).


3.      Residents of shelters for battered women and children (Refer to Section 1240-1-31-.03).


4.      Residents of non-profit shelters that provide meals to the homeless (Refer to Section 1240-1-31-.04).


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