Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Presented by Theresa Jinky Romero Health Educator NM Coordinated School Health & Wellness Bureau. Part I Administration and Program Overview. USDA released an updated version of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals in August 2013.
School Food Authority
Local Educational Agency
NOTE:A Child’s eligibility for free meals under Other Source Categorically Eligible does not extend to any other child in the household.
Children who reside in “ Assistance Program Households” which include SNAP, FDPIR and TANF
Add all un-rounded converted value and compare IEG for annual income for the household size.
SNAP Case Number
Alpha numeric – 7 total
In NM all begin with _____
The EBT card number cannot be used
FDPIR case numbers
9 total digits – All numeric
Applications for students who are classified as:
Migrant Homeless Runaway
Households that are approved for free
Or reduced benefits may be informed in writing
Households denied benefits must be given:
Written notice must include:
Reason for the denial
The right to appeal
Instructions on how to appeal
A statement that the family may reapply at anytime during
the school year.
On the applications LEA officials must:
Idicate denial date
Indicate reason for denial
Indicate date denial notice was sent
Sign or initial application