1130.030.00 CERTIFICATION PERIODS

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When an Eligibility Unit (EU) is determined eligible for Food Stamps, a definite certification period is assigned. The certification period begins with the first month the EU is eligible to receive benefits including a month when the benefits prorate to zero. For reapplication approvals, the new certification period begins with the first month of the new certification period. Food Stamp eligibility ends with the expiration of the certification period.

To receive benefits after the certification period has expired, the EU must reapply and be determined eligible.

1130.030.10 EUs in which All Adult Members are Elderly or Disabled

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Certify EUs in which all adult members are elderly or disabled with earned income for 12 months. Certify EUs in which all adult members are elderly or disabled with unstable unearned income and unpredictable circumstances from one to 12 months. Certify EUs in which all adult members are elderly or disabled with very stable unearned income for 24 months, provided other circumstances are expected to remain stable. FAMIS sets the certification period for all EUs. Certification periods for EUs in which all adult members are elderly or disabled may be shortened to reflect the EU�s circumstances or situation.

NOTE: All EUs must have a mid-certification review.