WAG 18-04-10.

If a change results in a decrease or cancellation of benefits, issue the SNAP unit a notice of adverse action within 10 calendar days of the date the change was reported.

If the change results in a decrease in benefits, take the action for the first month possible. Allow at least 10 days for the notice of adverse action. Do not take the action if a fair hearing and continuation of benefits is requested (see WAG 01-07-00).

Adding a New Member

When a SNAP unit reports the addition of a new member who is not included in another SNAP unit for the month of report, and their being added results in a decrease in benefits, add the new member for the first regular roll month that can be affected. See PM 13-02-05 for budgeting the income of a new member. See WAG 25-07-12 for actions to take to add a member to the unit.

Change in Shelter Costs

If a change in shelter expenses results in a decrease or cancellation of benefits, make the change effective the first month possible allowing at least 10 days for the notice of adverse action. Do not take the action if a fair hearing or continuation of benefits is requested.