All households applying for food stamps must be screened to determine eligibility for expedited Food Stamp service. The applicant does not have to be out of food, or claim an emergency, during the application process, to receive food stamps on an expedited basis.
An interview must be conducted to determine the household’s eligibility for Food Stamp Benefits and to compute the benefit amount. Once the household is determined eligible, benefits must be made available to the household on the same day via the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system.
Effective July 19, 2004, POS version 8.2 migrated into production. This new release allows staff to begin the process of issuing a sameday expedited food stamps (EFS) benefit through the EFS Interview activity in POS.