All applications selected for verification must be resolved. All families selected must provide information that verifies or confirms their eligibility, or the families must be notified formally in writing that their benefits will change. Changes in eligibility must be updated at the point of service for all family members in the SFA.
Correctly approved applications are effective for the entire school year. If a family selected for verification submits information that confirms either their income or receipt of SNAP/TANF/FDPIR benefits for the time period beginning the month before they applied through the time the application is verified, the child's eligibility remains in effect. You may not change their status to reduced or paid if the family substantiates they were eligible for the free benefits when they applied. This is true even if current income proves at the time of verification they are no longer eligible.