FACT 54 (Food Assistance Resource Limit Increase)
Food Assistance Change Transmittal No. 54
October 7, 2014
TO: Food Assistance Certification Handbook Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Food Assistance Resource Limit Increase

Effective October 1, 2014

Background: An assistance group who has not been determined categorically eligible, as set forth in rule 5101:4-2-02 of the Administrative Code, must be under the resource limit in order to be eligible for food assistance benefits. Resource limits are reviewed and adjusted annually by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. Currently the food assistance resource limit is $2,000 for most assistance groups and $3,250 for assistance groups with an elderly or disabled member.

New Policy: Effective October 1, 2014 the new resource limit for most assistance groups will be $2,250. The resource limit for an assistance group containing an elderly or disabled member will remain $3,250.

Implementation: This policy is effective October 1, 2014. Applications prior to this date should not be reevaluated. CRIS-E table TFEP has been updated to reflect this policy change.