Household Income Statements

Eligible Program Case Numbers Reported on Household Income Statements

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations allow for categorical eligibility (category A or free meals) for households that receive benefits from other approved federal or state programs. Use these guidelines to identify specific case numbers provided by households when approving Household Income Statements (HIS).

Type of Case Number, Length of Number and Characteristics

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) case numbers contain up to eight digits currently and do not contain a letter prefix. One case number is assigned per household and each eligible person in the household is assigned a random “member number”.

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case numbers contain nine digits. In Minnesota, tribal units of government use the social security number from the head of the household. This number may or may not be hyphenated.

Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) case numbers contain up to seven digits currently and do not contain a letter prefix. One case number is assigned per household and each eligible person in the household is assigned a random “member number”. Child care centers only.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case numbers contain nine digits. In Minnesota, this is the social security number of the individual applicant plus the designation AI, BI or DI to designate "aged individual", "blind individual" or "disabled individual". SSI is a categorical eligibility for adult day care centers only. Adult care centers only.

Medicaid (in Minnesota, this is often referred to as Medical Assistance) case numbers contain up to eight digits. Adult care centers only.

Do not accept EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) Card numbers as a “case number” on the HIS. EBT numbers are 16 digits long.