PM 17-02-06-a.

When you discover the need for expedited service at the time of application, issue benefits as soon as possible, but no later than the 5th calendar day following the date of application.

If the application is made under the DHS/SSA joint processing procedure, and the FS unit is entitled to expedited service, issue benefits, as soon as possible, but no later than the 5th calendar day following the date the application was received in the Family Community Resource Center.

If residents of institutions apply for food stamps before their release, and are entitled to expedited service, issue benefits as soon as possible, but no later than the 5th calendar day following the date of release.

When you discover the need for expedited service at any time while processing an application, issue benefits as soon as possible, but no later than the 5th calendar day following the date you discover that entitlement to expedited service exists.

If an expedited approval is processed via IPACS, complete a Food Stamp Priority Processing (Form 2884), and attach it to the approval Form 552.