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Library: Policy

340:50-11-105. Initial applications

Revised 6-1-10

(a) When a member of a household consisting only of applicants or recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), transacts business at a Social Security Administration (SSA) office, or contact station, SSA informs the household of its right to apply for food benefits at the:

  • (1) SSA Office without going to a local Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) human services center (HSC); and
  • (2) local OKDHS HSC if the household chooses to do so.

(b) If it appears that a household will be entitled to expedited services, SSA advises the household that they may receive benefits quicker if they apply at the local HSC.  When an SSI household chooses to apply for food benefits at SSA, the SSA staff completes a food benefit application and forwards it to the appropriate HSC within one working day of receipt of a signed application.  In addition to completing the application, SSA records documentation of all verifications available when the application was completed and prescreens for expedited service entitlement.

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