(This Policy Directive Obsoletes PD #09-36-OPE)
This policy directive has been revised to:
• Remind staff that a validated Social Security Number (SSN) may be used to verify the applicant's identity.
• Inform staff that a household's Food Stamp (FS) case cannot be activated for ongoing FS benefits until all household members who are subject to finger imaging have complied with the Automated Finger Imaging System (AFIS) requirements.
• Remind staff that an application case cannot be activated for ongoing FS benefits until all unresolved Resource File Integration (RFI) data has been investigated and resolved.
• Remove the instructions for homebound applicants and inform staff to view PB #11-28-OPE for homebound processing.