5101:4-3-03 Food assistance: nonfinancial eligibility standard-residency.

(A) What is the residency requirement?

An assistance group must file its application for participation with the county agency or project area in which it lives. The county agency shall not impose any durational residency requirements. Residency shall not mean an intent to permanently reside in the state or project area; however, individuals in a project area solely for vacation shall not be considered residents. A fixed residence is not required; for example, migrant campsites satisfy the residency requirement. The county agency shall not require an otherwise eligible assistance group to have a permanent dwelling or have a fixed mailing address as a condition of eligibility.

(B) Can an individual participate in more than one county or project area in a month?

No individual may participate as a member of more than one assistance group or in more than one county or project area in any month. The only exception is if the individual is a resident of a shelter for battered women and children as defined in rule 5101:4-6-27 of the Administrative Code and was a member of an assistance group containing the individual who had abused her. Residents of shelters for battered women and children shall be handled in accordance with rule 5101:4-6-27 of the Administrative Code.

(C) What residency information is requested on an application?

The application asks for both a physical address and a mailing address. If the two are different, the county agency shall request that both addresses be given. If the address is a rural route information shall be given which will provide directions to the home. Addresses on an application shall be verified in accordance with rule 5101:4-2-09 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 5101:4-3-03

Effective: 09/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101:54
Rule Amplifies: 329.04, 329.042, 5101.54
Prior Effective Dates: 6/2/80, 6/18/81, 7/1/82, 12/31/84 (Emer.), 4/1/85, 8/20/86 (Emer.), 11/15/86, 10/1/90, 6/1/93, 9/22/96 (Emer.), 12/21/96, 4/1/97 (Emer.), 6/6/97, 6/7/98, 5/1/03, 11/1/07