Release 72:  Effective January 1, 2014

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
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  1. Program Intent and Overview


    1. Program intent
    2. Program overview
    3. SNAP Eligibility Requirements and Rules Table

  2. Applications


    1. Overview
    2. Where clients apply
    3. When to use an application
    4. Who must sign an application and complete the application process
    5. Filing date
    6. Expedited service
    7. Withdrawn applications
    8. Interviews
    9. Application processing time frames
    10. Verification; overview
    11. Verification for 30-day application processing and changes
    12. Verifying terminated income and reduced work hours
    13. Length of certification
    14. Authorized representatives and alternate payees
    15. Disposition of the application
    16. Effective dates on applications
    17. Redetermination of eligibility; overview
    18. Notice of redetermination
    19. Redetermination process and interview
    20. Right to uninterrupted benefits
    21. Acting on changes from the redetermination
    22. SNAP B - Applications examples

  3. Eligibility Determination Groups


    1. Household group
    2. Filing group; overview
    3. Filing group; most situations
    4. Filing group; special living arrangements
    5. Financial group
    6. Need group
    7. Benefit group
    8. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) C - Eligibility determination groups examples

  4. Nonfinancial Eligibility


    1. Identity
    2. Residency
    3. Students of higher education
    4. Declaration of citizen/noncitizen status
    5. Citizen status
    6. Social Security number
    7. SNAP Work Program requirements; who must comply
    8. Work requirement exemptions
    9. SNAP work requirements for mandatory clients
    10. Changes in work requirement status
    11. Referrals to the OFSET Program
    12. OFSET components
    13. OFSET support service payments
    14. OFSET noncooperation
    15. Conciliation; determining good cause
    16. OFSET noncooperation; disqualification penalties
    17. Job Quit penalties
    18. OFSET; showing cooperation and ending disqualification
    19. Fleeing felon and violators of parole, probation or post-prison supervision
    20. SNAP D - Nonfinancial eligibility examples

  5. Categorical Eligibility For SNAP

    1. What does categorical eligibility for SNAP mean?
    2. Who cannot be categorically eligible for SNAP?
    3. How long is a household categorically eligible
    4. Eligibility factors
    5. Households with noncategorically eligible members
    6. Advantages of categorical eligibility
    7. Categorical Eligibility Guidance Table
    8. SNAP E - Categorical eligibility for SNAP examples

  6. Financial Eligibility


    1. Overview of assets
    2. Countable income limit
    3. Resource limit
    4. Transfer of resources of noncategorically eligible households
    5. Asset Quick-Reference Chart
    6. Prospective eligibility and budgeting
    7. Annualizing income
    8. Budgeting in the reporting system
    9. Change Report System
    10. Simplified Reporting System
    11. Transitional Benefit Alternative
    12. Changing budgeting methods
    13. Income in prospective systems
    14. Disqualified income (DQI) for cash recipients serving a penalty
    15. Income and income deductions for ineligible/disqualified group members
    16. People on strike
    17. Special treatment of income
    18. When to allow deductions
    19. Standard deduction and earned income deduction
    20. Dependent care deduction
    21. Medical deduction for elderly/clients with disabilities
    22. Child support payment deduction
    23. Shelter deductions; housing
    24. Shelter deduction; utilities
    25. Nonstandard living arrangements
    26. Benefit levels
    27. Benefit calculation
    28. Exceptions to the SNAP benefit calculation
    29. Prorating benefits
    30. SNAP F - Financial eligibility examples

  7. Issuing Benefits for SNAP

    1. General information
    2. SNAP Cash-Out Project for SSI or seniors
    3. Access to benefits via EBT
    4. EBT benefit aging
    5. Client moves out of state; EBT
    6. Nonstandard living situations and EBT
    7. Concurrent and duplicate program benefits
    8. Benefits of less than $15
    9. Issuance of SNAP benefits
    10. Prorating benefits
    11. Exceptions to staggered issuance
    12. Issuing expedited SNAP benefits
    13. JOBS Plus for TANF/SNAP companion cases
    14. Benefits to survivors
    15. Restoration of benefits
    16. Calculating restored or lost benefits
    17. Replacing benefits
    18. Replacement of benefits due to a disaster
    19. SNAP coupons returned to the branch
    20. Issuing the Oregon Trail Card when the client or alternate payee cannot be present
    21. Replacing EBT cards

  8. Changes and Notices


    1. Overview of changes
    2. Changes that must be reported
    3. Mass changes
    4. Mail returned as undeliverable by Post Office
    5. Prison discrepancy lists
    6. Action on changes during the certification period
    7. Transferring cases between branch offices due to a move
    8. Effective dates
    9. Notices; general information
    10. No notice required
    11. Notice situations
    12. Using the Notice of Pending Status (DHS 210) or Notification of Pending States (SDS 539H)
    13. Using the Notice of Information or Verification Needed (DHS 210A)
    14. Using the Notice of Incomplete Information (DHS 487)
    15. SNAP H - Changes and notices examples

  9. Special Situations


    1. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers
    2. Tribal food distribution
    3. Situations where meals are provided
    4. Using SNAP to purchase prepared meals
    5. Free Meals or Milk Program
    6. Farmers Market Program
    7. Quality Control (QC)
    8. Disaster (Emergency) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)
    9. SNAP I - Special situations examples

    Worker Guide SNAP-1: Forms Used in the SNAP Program
    Worker Guide SNAP-2: Facilities
    Worker Guide SNAP-3: Effective Narration
    Worker Guide SNAP-4: Determining the Value of Motor Vehicles for SNAP
    Worker Guide SNAP-5: SNAP Medical Deductions
    Worker Guide SNAP-6: Processing Changes
    Worker Guide SNAP-7: SNAP Report Systems At-A-Glance

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