stamps Application and Screening Tool(F.A.S.T.) offers
community based organizations a way to screen for potential food
stamp eligibility, assist in application and follow-up applicants.
In approximately seven minutes, a client is screened and a printable
California Form DFA-1 Food Stamp application pre-filled with the
client’s information is generated. The current tool
also prints a confidentiality waiver and a Next Steps flyer based
on information provided by the county, directing the client to the
closest Food Stamp office based on the client’s ZIP code or
offers instructions on applying over the phone; the flyer tailors
these details to each county’s regulations.
Soon, in some counties , F.A.S.T. will be able
to transmit an electronic file of the DFA-1 and possibly A2 application
and send it to a secured server where a caseworker can download
the file in either PDF or XML format and attachments of supporting
documents (I.D., pay stubs, etc. scanned in at community site)