Enter the last month and year (MM/YY) of the current SNAP approval period when:

  • SNAP benefits are approved on this Form 552 (Item 15 is coded 1, 2, 4, 5, or 6), and
  • an SNAP case is approved for the first time or an SNAP REDE is completed.

For new approvals, the system will not process SNAP benefits if there is no entry.

The SNAP approval period ends on the last day of the fiscal month shown in this item.

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When an application is approved in IES, the system assigns the Item 24 date based on the SNAP Approval Period Chart in WAG 17-05-02. Currently the date assigned must pass through the IPACS edits.

IPACS Edits

The Item 24 IPACS edits are:

  • For a case in EZ REDE status, Item 24 cannot exceed the effective regular roll month plus 6 months.
  • For a cash, or medical case not in EZ REDE status, Item 24 cannot exceed the effective regular roll month plus 12 months.

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The IPACS edits allow more than a 6 or 12-month approval period, so it is very important for the worker to enter the correct Item 24 date. The IPACS edits are looser to allow for same day processing of REDEs.

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Data entry in all the systems, including ACM, must pass through the IPACS edits.