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Combined Manual


WHO CAN/CANNOT BE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES

ISSUE DATE: 10/2012
Revision #4

County agency employees who determine eligibility for assistance cannot act as authorized representatives.


MFIP:

The authorized representative must be at least 18 years old and have sufficient knowledge of the unit's circumstances to provide necessary information.

Meal providers for the homeless cannot be authorized representatives for homeless units.


WB, DWP:

Follow MFIP, EXCEPT reference to the food portion of MFIP does NOT apply.


SNAP:

Any household member, regardless of age, can be an authorized representative. Authorized representatives who are NOT household members must be age 18 or older, EXCEPT for emergency authorized representatives. All authorized representatives must have sufficient knowledge of the unit's circumstances to provide necessary information.

Meal providers for the homeless cannot be authorized representatives for homeless units.

If the unit must have an authorized representative, but no one else is available, the following people may be an authorized representative ONLY IF you obtain written approval from the Transition to Economic Stability (TES) SNAP Manager at DHS:

County employees who issue SNAP benefits. (This does not include county agency employees who determine eligibility for assistance.)

Retailers authorized to accept SNAP benefits.

People disqualified for intentional program violations during the disqualification period.

People disqualified for the illegal use or sale of SNAP during the disqualification period.

People disqualified as authorized representatives.



GA, MSA, GRH:

The authorized representative must be at least 18 years old and have sufficient knowledge of the unit's circumstances to provide necessary information.


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