Two FoodShare questions must be asked when completing either a SSI application or
redetermination. The two questions are:
Are you currently receiving FoodShare or has a FoodShare application been filed for
you within the past 60 days on which there has not been a decision?
If "No," do you wish to apply for FoodShare?
The responses to the questions are used to help determine whether to take no further
action in connection with eligibility for FoodShare benefits, to take an application
for FoodShare benefits, or to refer the claimant to the county/tribal agency to apply
The FoodShare questions are included on the SSA-8000BK, SSA-8203BK, and SSA-8202F6.
The questions are not contained on the SSA-8202-OCR. SI 02305.809 indicates that the FoodShare questions should not be asked when a SSA-8202-OCR is
completed without SSA staff assistance. However, when a SSA-8202-OCR is completed
by phone or the claimant contacts the district/branch office for assistance, use the
preprinted SSA-795 (Statement of Claimant or Other Person) which contains the questions.