Ineligible Student

Created on: 
Nov 15 2019

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Who is considered an ineligible student?

An adult who is enrolled and taking at least six credits (half time) in an institution of higher education is ineligible to receive Basic Food unless they meet certain exemptions. For more information on these exemptions and whether a student is ineligible for food benefits, see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-482-0005 How does being a student impact my eligibility for the Washington Basic Food Program?

Online Processing

How do I disqualify an ineligible student?

To disqualify an ineligible student, take the following steps:

  1. On the Client Details page, complete the following fields in the Student/Education section:
  • Student Status drop down list - Select the appropriate student status.
  • Education Level drop down list - Select Higher Educ (Half-Time or More) (HE).
  • School Name field - Enter the [school name].
  • Dependent Care Responsibility drop down list - Select the appropriate dependent care responsibility code.
  1. Verify the following displays on the Eligibility Details page and click Confirm Benefits:
  • Financial Responsibility field - Non-Member (NM).
  • Status field - Status type Active (A).
  • Reason field - Failed Eligible Student Requirement - Food Assistance (207).
  1. Click Commit Changes on the Eligibility page.

How do I lift the disqualification for a student who is now eligible?

To lift the disqualification for a student who is now eligible, take the following steps:

  1. In the Student Status field on the Client Details page, select Not a Student (NO).
  2. Verify that the Eligibility Details page displays Recipient (RE) in the Financial Responsibility field and click Confirm Benefits.
  3. Click Commit Changes on the Eligibility page.


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