WAG 05-09-01

The battered woman and her children are a separate SNAP unit when figuring eligibility and the benefit amount.

Open a separate case for the resident(s), even if they are included in a SNAP case with the person who abused them. If eligible, approve benefits for the month of application even though the resident(s) is still included in the other case.

Take prompt action to remove the resident(s) from their former case. If the Family Community Resource Center has enough information to figure the former unit's ongoing eligibility, take the necessary action. If the Family Community Resource Center does not have enough information, shorten the former unit's approval period (see WAG 05-09-01).