WAG 08-04-04-n.

Third party payments made directly to a SNAP unit's creditors or service providers with non-unit funds are exempt vendor payments. This includes rent and mortgage payments made to landlords or mortgagees by HUD. See PM 08-04-02 for diverted income.

Money given directly to the SNAP unit from a non-SNAP unit member to pay the unit's creditors or service providers is a contribution and is not an exempt vendor payment.