After eligibility is established, FAMIS assigns a food stamp allotment from the Basis of Issuance Tables based on income figures from the application.
Normally, the EU receives the full monthly allotment throughout its certification period. However, for the initial month, the EU is entitled to only a partial allotment. For the first month an EU applies for the Food Stamp Program and for any subsequent application months following a break of not participating in the program, prorate the benefit amount by reducing the monthly allotment in proportion to the number of days from the date of application until the end of the month. The proration amount is averaged based on a 30 day month. Whether the EU receives the full monthly allotment or a prorated amount, FAMIS make a determination about eligibility and allotment by considering all income and resources available to the EU for the month.
NOTE: Any eligible one or two person household will be eligible for the minimum monthly allotment of $15. The initial month’s benefits may be less than $15 due to proration.
EUs consisting of three or more person that are eligible for $1, $3, or $5 allotments for subsequent months receive allotments of $2, $4, and $6 respectively.
Consider EUs with all members eligible for Supplementary Security Income (SSI), Supplemental Aid to the Blind (SAB), Supplemental Payments (SP), and/or Temporary Assistance, or any member receiving or authorized to receive special support services as categorically eligible. Do not test against gross and net income limits.
NOTE: If a prorated allotment is less than $10 no issuance is made.
FAMIS rejects or closes categorically eligible EUs of three or more persons whose income exceeds the categorically eligible issuance table maximums.
For EUs containing an elderly or disabled member, FAMIS uses the net monthly adjusted income and EU size to determine the basis of issuance.
For EUs containing no elderly or disabled members and eligible on both gross and net income eligibility limits, FAMIS uses the net monthly adjusted income and EU size to determine the basis of issuance.