Department of Human Services

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Categorical Eligibility for Food Stamps

 

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3.5

DETERMINING BENEFIT LEVELS FOR CE HOUSEHOLDS

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1240.1-.14-.15(5)

Because the CE households are exempt from the net income limits, the Basis of Issuance (BOI) chart cannot be used for CE households whose net income exceeds the net income limit for the corresponding household size. Use the following procedures to determine the allotment.

 

a)      Determine the household’s net income based on normal Food Stamp policy.

b)     Use the BOI chart to determine the allotment for households whose net income is at or below the net income limit for other Food Stamp households of the same size.

c)      When the household’s net income is over the net income limit for other Food Stamp households of the same size, no allotment will appear in the BOI. Determine the allotment for such households as follows:

 

1.      Provide a $16 allotment for all such one-and two-person CE households.

2.      Use the following formula to determine the allotment for such CE households with more than two members:

 

·        multiply the household’s net income by .30 (30%), and round this amount up to the nearest dollar;

·        subtract the rounded 30% figure from the Thrifty Food Plan amount for the appropriate household size. The result is the household’s allotment.

 

If the formula results in a zero allotment, the household is not eligible for benefits. Deny the household’s application (or terminate benefits for active households).

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