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Figure the amount of available nonexempt assets as of the first day of the payment month that benefits could have been changed had the SNAP unit reported the assets.

  • Example 1: Revised manual TextA non-categorical  eligible SNAP unit, not in Mid-Point Reporting status received a $3,500 lottery payment on 11/09. The asset was not reported. The first month benefits could have been canceled was December.
  • If the SNAP unit's available nonexempt assets, including the lottery payment, exceeded the asset limit on 12/01, the first month of the overpayment was December. The overpayment period continues until the SNAP unit verifies that its assets were below the limit.
  • Example 2: Revised manual TextA non-categorical eligible SNAP unit, not in Mid-Point Reporting status received a $3,500 lottery payment on 11/21. The first month benefits could have been canceled was January, as the FCRC could not provide a 10 day timely notice for December. If the SNAP unit's available nonexempt assets, including the lottery payment, exceeded the asset limit on 01/01, then the first month of the overpayment was January.

If, for both examples, the SNAP unit verifies that it spent the lottery payment before the first day of the appropriate payment month, then there is no overpayment. The purchase of items or the payment of bills is an allowable transfer of assets because the SNAP unit received fair market value in return for the transferred asset.

Note: SNAP asset limits do not apply to categorically eligible SNAP units (PM 05-07-00), (PM-07-04-01).