MEMORANDUM
2004 Memorandums
IM-134      12/22/04
SUBJECT:
REVISED FA-543 AND 544; FAMIS FOOD STAMP CHANGE REPORTS
DISCUSSION:
The FA-543 and FA-544 FAMIS Food Stamp change reports are revised. The FA-543 is revised to include changes that must be reported:
  • changes in gross monthly unearned income of more than $50;
  • changes in gross monthly earned income of more than $100;
  • changes in any source of income;
  • changes regarding who moves in or out of your household;
  • change of address and the resulting changes in shelter costs;
  • changes in resources reaching or exceeding a total of $2000, or $3000 if you have an elderly or disabled household member;
  • changes in your legal obligation to pay child support; and
  • when the number of hours worked by a household member falls below 20 hours per week, and that member is aged 18 - 49 and able - bodied without dependents.

The following information is removed:

  • section "D" change of vehicles or cars; and
  • section "J" for Temporary Assistance, please provide any information that has changed or was not previously reported on the absent parent.

The FA-544 is revised to include under reporting requirements:

  • when the number of hours worked by a household member falls below 20 hours per week, and that member is aged 18 - 49 and able - bodied without dependents.
 
NECESSARY ACTION:
  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
JM