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301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-9487

(800) 731-2233 (Nebraska Only)
or (402) 471-2488
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Child & Adult Care Food Program

Child Caring Online - information about the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Double check Income Eligibility Forms

Since errors on IEFs are often the source of most over claims, it is a good idea to periodically check your IEFs to assure they are determined correctly. To be considered a complete application, an IEF must have the following items:

REQUIRED ITEMS ON IEFs 
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CHILD CARE CENTERS

ADULT CARE CENTERS

Food Stamps, TANF, FDPIR households

Households qualifying based on income

Foster children

Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI households

Households qualifying based on income

CHILD'S NAME

YES

YES

YES

   

ADULT PARTICIPANT'S NAME

 

 

 

 

 

 

YES

YES

CASE NUMBER FOR FOOD STAMP, TANF, FDPIR

YES

       

CASE NUMBER FOR FOOD STAMP, MEDICAID SSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

YES

 

NAMES OF ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

 

 

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

CURRENT INCOME OF EACH HOUSEHOLD MEMBER BY SOURCE

 

 

YES

LIST ONLY THE CHILD'S PERSONAL USE INCOME

 

 

YES

SIGNATURE OF ADULT HOUSEHOLD MEMBER

YES

YES

YES

   

SIGNATURE OF ADULT PARTICIPANT

 

 

 

 

 

 

YES

YES

SOCIAL
SECURITY
NUMBER OF SIGNER

 

 

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

Since errors on IEFs are often the source of most over claims, it is a good idea to periodically check your IEFs to assure they are determined correctly. To be considered a complete application, an IEF must have the following items:

IEF REMINDERS

  • Income Eligibility Forms (IEFs) should be determined as soon as the form is received.

  • IEFs may be effective on the first day of the month in which the eligibility determination is made.

  • IEFs are the ONLY forms that allow meals to be claimed in the Free and Reduced-price rates of reimbursement. No other documents may be used for this purpose. Title XX authorization may not be used to determine a participant's eligibility for free or reduced-price meals.

  • IEFs may be effective for no more than 12 months.

  • Income reported as "0" (Zero) must be confirmed every 45 calendar days, except applications for foster or institutionalized children.

  • Current income means income received by the household during the month prior to the completion of the IEF. If this income is higher or lower than usual and does not fairly or accurately represent the household's actual circumstances, the shousehold may project its annual rate of income. If monthly income fluctuates, then households may project their annual rate of income and report this amount as current income.

  • The current fiscal year IEFs issued by Nutrition Services and the current income guidelines are to be used. IEFs are designed to expire on June 30 of each year, as new income guidelines go into effect on July 1.

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