Food stamp applicants must meet non-financial criteria of residency, citizenship and immigrant status, identity, work registration, 18 through 49 year old work requirements, and Social Security Number (SSN).
No durational residency requirement exists for the Food Stamp Program. Intent to permanently remain in the county or State is not a condition of eligibility. A fixed residence is not required. Consider applicants maintaining a residence in the state for any purpose other than a vacation, regardless of the length of time they have resided in the area, eligible on the residency factor.
Address verification is recorded on the Application Detail (ADDRESS/FM13) screen. Record a comment regarding residency/address on the Eligibility Unit Member Role (EUMEMROL/FM3Z) screen. Pend an application if verification is not received at application, unless the EU is categorically eligible. Refer to Food Stamp Manual section 1102.015.25 Residency for information on acceptable verification.
If an individual or EU does not reside in the State of Missouri, but is only visiting, reject the Food Stamp application using the worker initiated rejection (WIRJ) action and ineligible living arrangement (ILA) reason. Refer to the FAMIS User Guide Worker Initiated Rejection (WIRJ) for instructions.
No individual may participate as a member of more than one EU or in more than one project area in any month. Refer to Food Stamp Manual section 1105.015.15 Duplicate Participation.
An applicant may apply in any FSD office in Missouri. If an EU moves and reports a new address, take action to update the address. Refer to Food Stamp Manual section 1140.005.05 Address Changes and the FAMIS User Guide Change of Address for instructions.
NOTE: Do not close the case if the EU moves out of state unless the EU declares they are applying for Food Stamp benefits in the other state.