PM 03-15-08-b

  1. Case Remains Eligible
  2. [new text] 6 Month Sanction Needed - Interim Procedure
  3. Case No Longer Eligible
    1. Category 08 Case
    2. Other Categories
  4. Central Process of TANF/SNAP Sanction

Example: Mr. and Mrs. R and their 2 children, ages 12 and 13, receive SNAP. The case is in EI REDE status because Mr. R works. On the REDE application received 03/07, Mr. R reported that Mrs. R, who is nonexempt from the SNAP work provisions, started to work a full-time job in January and quit the job. The Family Community Resource Center determines that the quit was without good cause. Mrs. R is sanctioned due to the job quit starting in April.

Complete Form 683b. Use the person's income when determining eligibility and benefit level, but do not include the person in the number in the SNAP unit.

Case Remains Eligible

Impose the sanction using TA 31, TAR 76 to enter Item 80 code 242 FSWS. In ACM, enter the code 242 FSWS on the SANCTION INFORMATION screen, which follows the ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN screen when you enter TA 31, TAR 76. In IPACS, enter the code on PAGE 7, TANF GRANT COMPUTATION, under SANCTIONS.

  • Item 15 Enter code 4.
  • Item 23 Reduce the number in the SNAP unit by one.
  • Item 64 Enter code 05 or 55.
  • Item 80 Enter code 242 FSWS with the following fields through either ACM or IPACS:
    • 242 (under CODE);
    • RIN of the person sanctioned (under RIN);
    • 4-digit effective month/year of the action (under DATE);
    • One of the following reason codes (under RSN):
      • 10 Refused to accept a suitable offer of employment
      • 11 Voluntarily quit a job
      • 12 Reduced work hours to less than 30 hours per week
    • Length of the sanction - 3 months (under LVL).

NOTE: When code 242 is entered, the sanction information passes to the Tracking Data Base.

The system sends Notice of Change - SNAP Work Sanction, Form 157F, with the correct message based on all these entries.

Code 242 is printed on Form 552 in Item 80 with the reason under PERSONS, the 4-digit date under TOTAL COST, the RIN above the reason and date, and the length of sanction under SUP BY. The code and field also appear on page 2 of the ACID clearance.

new text6 Month Sanction Needed - Interim Procedure

Currently the system is programmed to only allow entry of a 3 month sanction, regardless of the number of violations. The HSC must determine if it is a first, second or third violation.  Use the information in the SNAP Work Sanction Inquiry System (PF 13).

Until system changes are complete, if a SNAP customer should be sanctioned for 6 months, process a 3 month sanction. 

  • For SNAP customers who fail to comply with a TANF work and training requirement allow the system to do the central process of the TANF/SNAP Sanction for the initial 3 months. See section below Central Process of TANF/SNAP sanction.  If the SNAP benefits are not on the TANF case, the HSC must manually enter and delete code 242 FSWS information on the case with the SNAP benefits.
  • For SNAP customers who fail to comply with a SNAP Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) or work provisions (PM 03-15-01) requirement impose the initial 3 month sanction on the customer.

Set a control and after the 3 months, manually enter the SNAP work sanction coding for the additional 3 months sanction. See WAG 03-15-08-b. Suppress the central notice on both transactions and manually send Form 157F, Notice of Change SNAP Work Sanction with the correct sanction period information.  The system will continue to pass the 3 month sanction information to the Tracking Data Base.

Case No Longer Eligible

Category 08 Case

Cancel the case using TA 22, TAR 98. Entry of Item 80 code 242 information is required with this TAR and the sanction information passes to the Tracking Data Base.

Item 80 - Enter code 242 FSWS with the following fields through either ACM or IPACS:

  • 242 (under CODE);
  • RIN of the person sanctioned (under RIN);
  • 4-digit effective month/year of the action (under DATE);
  • One of the following reason codes (under RSN):
    • 10 Refused to accept a suitable offer of employment
    • 11 Voluntarily quit a job
    • 12 Reduced work hours to less than 30 hours per week
  • Length of the sanction - 3 months (under LVL).

The system sends Notice of Change - SNAP Work Sanction, Form 157F, with the correct message based on all these entries.

Other Categories

Cancel the case using TA 31, TAR 97. Entry of Item 80 code 242 information is required with this TAR and the sanction information passes to the Tracking Data Base.

Item 80 - Enter code 242 FSWS with the following fields through either ACM or IPACS:

  • 242 (under CODE);
  • RIN of the person sanctioned (under RIN);
  • 4-digit effective month/year of the action (under DATE);
  • One of the following reason codes (under RSN):
    • 10 Refused to accept a suitable offer of employment
    • 11 Voluntarily quit a job
    • 12 Reduced work hours to less than 30 hours per week
  • Length of the sanction - 3 months (under LVL).

The system sends Notice of Change - SNAP Work Sanction, Form 157F, with the correct message based on all these entries.

Central Process of TANF/SNAP Sanction

When a TANF sanction is imposed using TA 31/TAR 43 and Item 80 code 176 ASNC ( see WAG 03-13-05-a) is entered through ACM, IPACS or VCM, the system does a central action using TA 32/TAR 76 to enter the SNAP sanction code 242 FSWS for the noncooperating person based off the TANF sanction entries, so a second action by the worker is not required.

The system uses the information entered for the sanctioned person (RIN of the person sanctioned, and the 4-digit effective month/year of the action) to identify the person to sanction for SNAP and centrally enters:

Item 15 = 4

Item 23 = Reduces the number in the FS unit by one.

Item 64 = enters code 05 (person born in the U.S.) in the first position of Item 64, and Item 74 code is 30, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 81, 82, or enters code 55 (person born outside of the U.S.), and Item 74 code is 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 42, 44.

Enters Item 80 with the following fields:

242 FSWS (under CODE),

Length of the sanction 3 (under LVL)

Code 13 (under RSN)

The sanction information is passed to the SNAP Work Sanction Tracking System (PF13). The system recalculates SNAP benefits and sends Notice of Change - SNAP Work Sanction Form 157F with the following message:

If checked, this action is being taken because (Person's Name) failed to comply with a TANF work and training requirement (PM 03-13). (Person's Name) is ineligible for SNAP for a period of 3 months or (Person's Name) becomes exempt.

NOTE: When a customer fails to comply with the TANF work and training requirements and SNAP benefits are not on the TANF case, the worker must manually enter and delete code 242 FSWS information on the case with the SNAP benefits.