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340:105-10-78. Food stamp benefit assistance for project participants

Revised 5-13-02

(a) Policy.  Each nutrition project takes all necessary steps to ensure that the maximum number of older persons within the project area benefit from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Stamp Program as members of households certified for such assistance under USDA regulations.    • 1

(b) Authority.  The authority for this Section is Section 202(a)(17) of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended and Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1321.11.

(c) Cross references.  See OAC340:105-10-50.1(a)(4) and (7), 340:105-10-51, 340:105-10-68 through 340:105-10-77, and 340:105-10-79 through 340:105-10-80.

1.  The nutrition project shall:

(1) offer assistance in obtaining food stamp benefits to each participant at the time of intake;

(2) follow through with assisting those participants who desire to apply for food stamp benefits, such as contacting the local county Department of Human Services office for eligibility requirements, and assisting participants in securing appropriate written verification of income;

(3) provide the opportunity for participants to use food stamp benefits as their contribution toward the cost of the meal; and

(4) ensure that all provisions related to the use and handling of food stamp benefits, as prescribed by the state and local agency authorized to operate the program, are met.

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