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Import direct certification data in the lunch module
Import direct certification data in the lunch module

Automate meal eligibility determination with jmc's direct certification import feature, saving time and streamlining the process.

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Written by Jacob Van Scoyoc
Updated over a week ago

Streamline your workflow and reduce manual data entry by utilizing jmc's direct certification import feature. Simply download the direct certification file from the state, upload it to jmc, and automatically import data for families receiving state-sponsored services like Medicaid, potentially qualifying them for free or reduced meals.

Head to Lunch > Free/Reduced > Direct Certification Import to get started.

Step One: Select the appropriate radio button to indicate the type of direct certification file you downloaded from the state website if applicable.

Helpful Tip: Refer to the state-specific instructions on the page to learn how to obtain a Direct Certification file from your state.

Step Two: Enter a date in the "Status Effective Date" field or simply click the calendar icon to set the effective date for any changes to free and reduced lunch status.

Step Three: Click the "Choose File" button to browse and select the direct certification file you downloaded from your state department.

Step Four: Click the "Start Import" button to import free and reduced information from the selected state file into jmc.

Fun Fact: A summary including details and status information regarding the import will appear upon completion of the process informing you of the families and students that have a direct free or reduced meals status certification.

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