No, a foster child may be directly certified by the foster agency for free meals. Documentation from the foster agency can take the place of the Iowa Eligibility Application. The foster child’s eligibility for free meals does not transfer to the other members of the household.
Documentation from an appropriate state or local agency indicating the status of the child as a foster child is required if the child is directly certified and no Iowa Eligibility Application is on file. Otherwise, the Iowa Eligibility Application is sufficient documentation.
If the foster child’s income includes funds provided by the welfare agency that are specifically identified by category for the personal use by the child, such as for allowances; the personal amount received must be included on the Iowa Eligibility Application.