1105.015.00 ELIGIBILITY UNIT DETERMINATION

IM-#57 June 11, 2013, IM-#79 September 4, 2012, IM-#51 September 2, 2011, IM-#62 August 28, 2009, IM-#68 September 03, 2008IM-#79 August 28, 2007IM-#84 August 31, 2006IM-#102 September 1, 2005IM-#84 September 9, 2004IM-#125 September 19, 2003IM-#174 September 21, 2001IM-#134 September 8, 2000, IM-#124 September 15, 1999

The eligibility unit (EU) consists of one or more persons who live in the same household and purchase and prepare food together for home consumption.  There are some exceptions for boarders, foster persons, and certain elderly and disabled individuals.

Refer to the FAMIS User Guide ADDING A MEMBER TO THE SUPERCASE AND/OR ELIGIBILITY UNIT for instructions on adding individuals to the supercase and/or EU.

1105.015.04 Eligibility Unit Members:

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An EU may be composed of any of the following individuals or groups of individuals including the homeless person(s), provided that they are not residents of a commercial boarding house, or residents of an institution, except those institutions authorized to participate in the program.

1105.015.04.05 Individuals:

IM-#117, September 8, 2017, IM-#60, September 14, 2016, IM-#89 September 23, 2015, IM-#47 September 10, 2014, IM-#80 September 10, 2013, IM-#56 June 11, 2013
165% of Poverty Level
EU Size Maximum Gross Income
Each additional +$572
1 $1,659
2 $2,233
3 $2,808
4 $3,383
5 $3,958
6 $4,532
7 $5,107
8 $5,682
9 $6,257
10 $6,832

1105.015.04.10 Eligibility Unit Groups:

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1105.015.04.15 Mandatory Eligibility Unit Groups:

IM-#24, February 15, 2017, IM-#11 March 18, 2014, IM-#56 June 11, 2013

1105.015.04.20 Joint Custody Situations:

IM-#56 June 11, 2013

1105.015.04.25 Foster Care Individuals:

IM-#11 March 18, 2014, IM-#56 June 11, 2013

When the Supercase contains foster care individuals, the Supercase members may use their own discretion when determining if they are included in the Eligibility Unit. Foster Care individuals can be included as EU members at the EU's option.

Foster care individuals are considered boarders. They cannot participate in the Food Stamp Program independently of the EU providing the foster care services. Children of foster care individuals cannot participate independently of the EU providing foster care services. If included in the EU, count the entire income of the foster individual.

1105.015.04.30 Separate Eligibility Units:

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