Release 88:  Effective January 1, 2018

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

    1. Program intent
    2. Program overview

  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 Withdrawn applications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 out-of-state benefits and ABAWD counting months
    13. Verifying terminated income and reduced work hours
    14. Length of certification
    15. Authorized representatives and alternate payees
    16. Disposition of the application
    17. Effective dates on applications
    18. Redetermination of eligibility; overview
    19. Notice of redetermination
    20. Redetermination process and interview
    21. Right to uninterrupted benefits
    22. Acting on changes from the redetermination
    23. SNAP B - Applications examples (Examples correspond to section numbers above.)

  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. Noncitizens

    1. Types of noncitizens
    2. Qualified noncitizens
    3. Unqualified noncitizens
    4. Public charge
    5. Eligible unqualified noncitizens
    6. Additional eligibility conditions
    7. Qualified noncitizens who do not need to meet additional criteria
    8. General overview of eligibility factors for noncitizens
    9. Eligibility for certain vulnerable noncitizens
    10. Ineligible noncitizens
    11. Eligibility based on 40 work quarters
    12. Eligibility for victims of trafficking
    13. Eligibility for battered noncitizens
    14. U-Visas
    15. Verification of immigration status
    16. Expired documents
    17. SAVE
    18. Applicant's responsibility to provide verification
    19. Acceptable verification
    20. Sponsors and deeming
    21. Exceptions to deeming for vulnerable populations
    22. Sponsors
    23. Treatment of income and deductions of ineligible noncitizens

  5. 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. Employment and Training (E&T) components
    13. Support service payments
    14. E&T noncooperation
    15. Conciliation; determining good cause
    16. E&T noncooperation; disqualification penalties
    17. Job quit and penalties
    18. E&T; showing cooperation and ending disqualification
    19. Able Bodied Adult without Dependents (ABAWD)
    20. ABAWD assessment
    21. SNAP time limit and fixed clock
    22. ABAWD countable months
    23. ABAWD work requirements
    24. ABAWD regaining eligibility
    25. Moving in and out of nonwaivered of time limit counties
    26. Fleeing felon and violators of parole, probation or post-prison supervision
    27. SNAP E - Nonfinancial eligibility examples

  6. 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 F - Categorical eligibility for SNAP examples

  7. 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 reporting systems
    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) and client overpayment for cash recipients
    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 G - Financial eligibility examples

  8. 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 $10
    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

  9. Changes and Notices

    1. Overview of changes
    2. Changes that must be reported
    3. ABAWD changes that must be reported
    4. Mass changes
    5. Mail returned as undeliverable by Post Office
    6. Restoring ABAWDs after CT3 showing they have an exemption or met the work requirements
    7. Prison discrepancy lists
    8. Action on changes during the certification period
    9. Transferring cases between branch offices due to a move
    10. Effective dates
    11. Notices; general information
    12. No notice required
    13. Notice situations
    14. Using the Notice of Pending Status (DHS 210) or Notification of Pending States (SDS 539H)
    15. Using the Notice of Information or Verification Needed (DHS 210A)
    16. Using the Notice of Incomplete Information (DHS 487)
    17. Using the Notice of Information or Verification Needed for an Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependent (DHS 210ABW)
    18. SNAP I - Changes and notices examples

  10. 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 J - 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
    Worker Guide SNAP-8: Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD)

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