Currently, when a household member leaves a Transitional Food Stamps (TFS) household and is approved for benefits in another food stamp household, the individual is removed from the benefit amount, but the individualâ€™s income is not removed for purposes of calculating the TFS benefit for the remaining members. This results in the income being considered in both households.
The FNS has found this policy out of with federal regulations. CWDs must therefore recompute the TFS benefit for the remaining TFS household members by removing the individual from the TFS household along with his/her income, if any. This change is effective September 1, 2008. [Download]