MEMORANDUM

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IM-#93      12/29/09

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION
P.O. BOX 2320
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI
TO:
ALL COUNTY OFFICES
FROM:
ALYSON CAMPBELL, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT:
GROUP LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
FOOD STAMP MANUAL REVISION # 43
1135.005.25

DISCUSSION:

Due to requests for clearance, guidance from the Food Nutrition Services (FNS), and inquiries from providers, this memorandum is to clarify Food Stamp Policy on group living arrangements.

Individuals residing in a for-profit group living arrangement are not eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits.  FNS has clarified upon request of providers, that this cannot be waived.

An eligible group living arrangement is defined as a public or private non-profit setting that:

If clarification of a specific living arrangement is needed, submit to the

Food Stamp Program and Policy Unit on an IM-14 Request for Clearance.

Food Stamp Manual section 1135.005.25 is updated to include this clarification that a for-profit group living arrangement is not an eligible living arrangement for the Food Stamp Program.

NECESSARY ACTION:

NEY

2009 Memorandums