Certification Periods


  1. 1. Certification Period Standards
  2. 2. The State agency authorizes local agencies to disqualify an individual in the middle of a certification period for the following reasons (check all that apply):

1. Certification Period Standards

  1. The State agency authorizes local agencies to certify infants under six months of age for a period extending up to the first birthday provided the quality and accessibility of health care services are not diminished (known as "extended certification")
    • Yes, at all local agencies - Checked
    • Yes, at selected local agencies
    • No
    • (ii) The State agency authorizes local agencies to certify breastfeeding mothers for a period extending up to the infant's first birthday or until breastfeeding is discontinued (whichever comes first)
      • Yes, at all local agencies - Checked
      • Yes, at selected local agencies
      • No
  2. Extended certification is an option for the following (check all that apply):
    • Priority I infants  - Checked
    • Priority II infants
    • Priority IV infants
    • Breastfeeding women
  3. The State agency authorizes local agencies to shorten or extend the certification period up to 30 days in certain circumstances
    • Yes (If yes, provide citation indicating circumstances):
    • No - Checked

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

2. The State agency authorizes local agencies to disqualify an individual in the middle of a certification period for the following reasons (check all that apply):

  • participant volunteers the information that they are over income - Checked
  • participant abuse - Checked
  • family member found income ineligible at recertification - Checked
  • failure to pick up food instruments for 2 consecutive issuances (specify):
  • other (specify):

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