Authorize benefits in the following manner when an SNAP unit files a REDE application:

Mercury Approvals:

Complete Form 552 to authorize Mercury benefits (see WAG 25-08-04 Approving Initial Month's Mercury Benefits).

Regular Roll:

  1. Complete the most current Form 552 when authorizing regular roll benefits.
    1. Cash or Medical SNAP Payee

      Complete the following items: 

      • Item 2 -Enter the effective month and year.
      • Item 3 -Enter TA 31.
      • Item 24 -Enter new SNAP approval expiration date. See WAG 27-24-00 for the Item 24 edits by program, and PM 17-05-02 for approval periods.
      • Item 33 -Enter TAR, as required.
      • Item 44 -Enter F or B in the first position, as necessary. Enter the correct code in the 3rd position. See WAG 27-44-00 for the correct Item 44 coding.
      • new textItem 53 - Enter the county of residence. The county of residence is the 3 digit code corresponding to the office number of the FCRC located in the household's county of residence.
      • Item 73 -Enter the correct code.
      • Item 80 -Enter all needs codes and amounts.

        Enter any other items as needed. 

    2. FS Only Payee

      Complete the following items: 

      • Item 2 -Enter the effective month and year.
      • Item 3 -Enter TA 31.
      • Item 4 -Enter 6.
      • Item 24 -Enter new SNAP approval expiration date. See WAG 27-24-00 for the Item 24 edits by program, and PM 17-05-02  for approval periods.
      • Item 44 - Enter F in the first position, and the correct code in the 3rd position. See WAG 27-44-00 for the correct Item 44 coding.
      • new textItem 53 -enter the county of residence
      • Item 62 -Enter code 02 if the payee is active on this Form 552 (this includes a person disqualified for an IPV conviction) or
      • Enter code 25 if the payee is not active on this Form 552 (RPY).
      • Item 73 -Enter the SNAPE&T status code.
      • Item 80 -Enter all needs codes.

        Enter any other items as necessary. 

Notify the SNAP unit of its eligibility, new SNAP approval period, benefit amount, or ineligibility using one of the notices listed in WAG 19-03-03-c.