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To provide client with the identification needed to obtain Food Stamps at a Food Stamp issuance facility and to buy food at a grocery store with Food Stamps.
When to Prepare
Workers issue ID cards when:
- The client is initially certified;
- The client's application is pending, but his eligibility seems likely;
- The old card is lost, damaged, or destroyed; or the ID information is no longer legible; or
- The names of the people listed on the card change.
Number of Copies
- Staff designated to maintain the security and accountability of office supplies of ID cards issue the ID card to the worker.
- The worker obtains the client's signature and issues the completed card to the client.
- Designated staff files the receipt portion in the ID inventory file.
Note: Attach the original Food Stamp ID card marked "void" to Form 1854, and file the receipt portion marked "void" in the ID inventory file.
Three years from the month issued.
- The worker types or prints the case number, case name, spouse's name, and authorized representative's name, if any.
- Cross out (XXX) any unused spaces.
- The client signs and dates the receipt portion and signs the back of the ID card in the presence of the worker.
- The worker instructs the client that all other people intending to use the ID card to sign the card immediately and prior to use.
- The worker must cross out (XXX) any unused signature lines.
Note: The Food Stamp ID card must have a minimum of one signature before the client leaves the DHS certification office.