A Food Stamp Program Identification Card (Form 682C), is issued to eligible FS Units who want to use communal dining services. The ID card is a permanent card issued by the Family Community Resource Center in the name of the FS Payee. Tell the payee that the ID card is a permanent card that they should keep as long as they are receiving Food Stamps. There is no expiration date on the ID CARD, except for certain clients of delivered meal services.

When to Issue Form 682C

Issue Form 682C to a unit receiving home delivered meal or communal dining services if the Family Community Resource Center is aware at the time of approval that the unit:

  • has previously had, and remains eligible for, one of the services; or
  • expresses interest in, and is eligible for, one of the services.

FS Units receiving delivered meal service or purchasing meals from a communal dining facility may be requested to present the card.

Also issue Form 682C in the following situations:

  • The unit reports that the ID card was lost, stolen, destroyed, or mutilated.

    NOTE: Accept the unit's statement that an ID card was not received, lost, stolen, destroyed, or mutilated.

  • Adding or changing an approved representative.
  • Change in the case name and/or number.

Completion of Form 682C

Complete Form 682C as follows:

Front of card: Type the case name and number on the front of the card. Case number includes the category, Family Community Resource Center, and basic number. In Cook County, enter 200 as the Family Community Resource Center number, not the Family Community Resource Center number of the office issuing the card. Type the address on the detachable left side of the card.

Back of card: Leave blank unless the client has an approved representative.

Delivered Meal Services

If the unit is eligible for and wants delivered meal services, type the letter M on the front of the ID card in the upper right-hand corner.

For an FS Unit that temporarily meets the criteria for delivered meals such as, but not limited to, recovering from an illness or accident, place an expiration date on the ID card to cover the period of eligibility for the service. Enter the month, day, and year of expiration by typing the following above the case name:

Valid for delivered meals through MM/DD/YY.

This is the only situation where an expiration date is typed on the card.

Communal Dining

If the unit is eligible and wants to use communal dining services, type the letters CD on the front of the ID card in the upper right-hand corner. This applies to both centrally or locally issued cards.

Mail the ID card to the unit.

Approved Representatives

If the unit has, or wants, an approved representative, they write (or print) that person's name on the back of the Form 682C. The card must be signed by both the payee and the representative.

If the unit changes approved representatives, or does not want to have one, they must bring in or send their current ID card into the Family Community Resource Center, and get a new one.

Undeliverable Cards

If the U.S. Postal Service is unable to deliver a Form 682C, it is returned to the Family Community Resource Center. Promptly determine the reason for nondelivery and if ongoing eligibility for FS exists. Nondelivery of an ID card is not a reason to cancel FS, but is a reason to question ongoing eligibility.

Keep supplies of blank Forms 682C in secure storage. Limit access to the forms to designated staff.