Benefits Data Exchange Inquiry (BENDEX) Codes

BEN is the online BENDEX Benefits Inquiry. To view this screen: Login to IMS Clear the screen Type BEN (space) and the social security number Press ‘Enter’ You can also access the screen by typing the following in IMS: ‘BEN (Space) and the Claim Account Number’ BENDEX Codes 1-14 provide identifying information regarding the Beneficiary […]


Alien – any person who is not a citizen or national of the United States.  Policy regarding aliens is located at: Child Care Subsidy: 340:40-7-5. Resources, residence, and citizenship; and 340:40-9-2. Case changes. LIHEAP: 340:20-1-8. Citizenship and alien status; 340:20-1-10. Program factors; and 340:20-1-11. Income and liquid resources. Public Assistance Procedures (all programs): 340:65-3-1. Determination […]

Citizenship and Alien Status

Eligibility Determined by federal law, to be eligible for SNAP benefits a person must be:  a United States (U.S.) citizen – person born in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Northern Mariana Islands, or a person born outside the U.S. when at least one parent is a U.S. citizen. a U.S. […]