WAG 05-10-00

Do not increase SNAP benefits when TANF cash benefits decrease because a client failed to comply with a TANF program requirement. This may happen when there is:

  • a child support sanction;
  • an activity sanction;
  • a sanction due to failure to cooperate with the school attendance initiative; or
  • noncooperation with TANF cash REDE requirements.

Continue to budget the same amount of income by coding the amount of the cash benefit reduction as a noncompliance amount.

The penalty for failure to comply with a cash program requirement ends when the sanction ends or when the case is canceled or SWAPped to a 94 or 96 case, whichever is earlier.