Department of Human Services

Food Stamp Online  Policy Manual

Continuing Responsibilities




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Act on timely reapplications to provide uninterrupted benefits to households determined eligible.  Take action on timely reapplications within the time standards specified in (a) and (b) below, and provide the household an opportunity to participate by the household’s normal issuance in the month following receipt of the timely reapplication, even if the opportunity is outside of the normal issuance system.


(a)   Households that were certified for one or two months and have reapplied timely will be notified of their eligibility or ineligibility and provided an opportunity to participate, if eligible, not later than 30 days after the date the household had an opportunity to obtain its last allotment.


(b)   For other households, approve or deny the application and notify the household of the determination by the end of the current certification when the household has:


1.      filed an application by the 15th of last month of the certification period; and


2.      attends the first scheduled interview on or after the date of application; and


3.      provides any necessary verification within 10 days of the date requested or by the 15th of the last month of their certification period, whichever is later.


Glossary of Terms


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