FACT 19 (State-Funded Food Stamp Program for Qualified Aliens)
Food Assistance Change Transmittal No. 19
June 11, 2001
SUBJECT: State-Funded Food Stamp Program for Qualified Aliens

Effective on or After: July 1, 2001

OAC Rule(s): 5101:4-10-01

OAC Rule 5101:4-10-01 TO BE RESCINDED

The State-funded Food Stamp Program for Qualified Aliens (SFSPQA) was implemented on April 1, 1998, to cover categories of qualified aliens ineligible for Federal benefits as a result of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996. In 1998, the Agriculture Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act (AREERA) restored eligibility for Federal benefits to several of these categories leaving only one category covered under the state-funded program-those who were determined eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) but not yet receiving SSI and meeting other eligibility criteria as described in rule 5101:4-10-01 of the Administrative Code.

The State plan and funding for the operation of this program expires June 30, 2001. Effective with certifications on or after July 1, 2001, county agencies shall no longer authorize state-funded benefits for this population. Any household currently certified for the state-funded program must be given prior notice that the program is ending June 30, 2001.

Reason code '133'-Eligible for state-funded food stamps- and reason code '660'-State-funded FS have been decreased, denied or terminated- will be inactivated on TSRC effective July 1, 2001. A CRIS-E View Flash Bulletin regarding the expiration of the state-funded program will be posted.

Rule 5101:4-10-01 is rescinded effective July 1, 2001. Appendices #67 and #68 and Examples #4 and #5 in Procedural Section of the Food Stamp Certification Handbook are being obsoleted with this Food Assistance Change Transmittal. Appendices #24 and #26 in the Food Stamp Supervisor's Handbook will be addressed in a future transmittal.