How To Conduct Verification

Start planning early!  Allow yourself enough time to complete the verification process by the November 15th deadline.

Verification efforts are not required for:

  • Residential child care institutions (RCCIs), with the exception of RCCIs with day students, where eligible students must complete an application.
  • Schools in which all students are served without a separate charge for food services and the school claims only paid reimbursement.
  • Schools that do not have any free or reduced price eligible students.
  • Schools participating in the Special Milk Program, even if they offer free milk.
  • Schools in non-base years of Provision 2. They must however, conduct the Direct Certification Matching Process (DCMP) and report SNAP and Medicaid Direct Certification eligibility annually.
  • Schools operating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). They must however, conduct DCMP and report SNAP and Medicaid Direct Certification eligibility annually.
  • New LEAs who begin participation in a Child Nutrition Program after October 1 do not need to complete the verification process in their first year of operation only.