Processing Standards


  1. 1. Notification Standards
  2. 2. Processing Standards

1. Notification Standards

  1. The State agency defines special nutritional risk applicants who are to be notified of their eligibility within 10 days of the date of the first request for program benefits as the following (check all that apply):
    • pregnant women eligible as Priority I - Checked
    • high-risk infants (optional) - Checked
    • migrant farmworkers/family members - Checked
    • homeless (optional)
    • optional; please specify:
  2. The State agency requires local agencies to follow special policies and procedures to ensure timely certification of:
    • rural applicants - Checked
    • employed applicants - Checked
    • no special policies/procedures
  3. The State agency's policy allows it to authorize an extension of the notification period up to 15 days for special nutritional risk applicants when local agencies provide a written request with justification
    • Yes
    • No - Checked
  4. Policies and procedures are in place to assure all other applicants are notified of eligibility within 20 days of first request for program benefits.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Certification and Eligibility Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (citation):

2. Processing Standards

  1. Processing standards begin when the applicant (check all that apply):
    • telephones the local agencies to request benefits
    • visits the local agency in person - Checked
    • makes a written request for benefits
  2. The State agency requires the local agency to have a monitoring system in place to ensure processing standards are being met for all categories of applicants.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Certification and Eligibility Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (citation): WIC PPM, Part 3 Certification Standards