Department of Human Services

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Residence

 

Revised: 

 

5.1

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

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1240-1-3-.02 

(1)   As a condition of eligibility to receive benefits in the Food Stamp Program, the household must reside in Tennessee.

 

(2)   No individual may receive benefits as a member of more than one household or in more than one county or state within the same month.

 

Exception:  Individuals may participate as members of more than one household if such person are residents of a shelter for battered women and children and were members of a household containing the person who had subjected them to abuse.  (Refer to Section 1240-1-31-.03 for procedures for handling residents in facilities for battered women and children).

 

There is no durational residency requirement in the Food Stamp Program.

 

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