388.8 Automated finger imaging system
(a) As part of participation in the finger imaging system authorized in Part 384 of this Title, social services districts must, in accordance with the operational plan approved by the Office, conduct finger imaging of all members of a household eighteen years of age or older and the head of a household applying for or receiving food stamp benefits under the food assistance program, for the purpose of preventing the receipt of duplicate food stamp benefits.
(b) No household can receive food stamp benefits under the food assistance program if any member of the household, eighteen years of age or older or the head of the household, refuses to allow his or her finger images to be obtained for use in the automated finger imaging system to prevent and detect duplicate participation in the food assistance program. Any such household's application for food assistance benefits must be denied, or, if the household is participating in the food assistance program, its food assistance benefits must be discontinued.
(c) In accordance with section 388.3(a)(1) of this Title, no person is eligible for food stamp benefits under the food assistance program if such person would have been a member of a household ineligible for food stamp benefits under the food stamp program pursuant to section 387.9(c) of this Title.
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