WAG 19-07-00

The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 allows states the option to establish a Simplified Reporting System for SNAP. Effective December 2015, Mid-Point Reporting (MPR) replaced EZ REDE as Illinois' Simplified Reporting System for SNAP.

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A Mid-Point Reporting unit is a regular roll TANF case with earnings, or a case with SNAP in any category, except SNAP units where all the adults in the unit are qualifying members and no earned income and TANF cases with SNAP and no earned income. See PM 19-07-01 for a complete description of a Mid-Point Reporting Unit.

A Mid-Point Reporting case is redetermined every 12-months with an interim Mid-Point Report form completed in the 6th month of the approval period.  

The income amount for the next 12-months is based on the income received in the last 30 days, unless the unit reports a change.  If a change is reported use best estimate based on the client's statement; see PM 13-02-03.

NOTE: For redeterminations on TANF Earned Income cases without SNAP benefits, see PM 19-02-01-c.

During the approval period, a Mid-Point Reporting Unit with SNAP is only responsible to:

  • report when their income exceeds the Gross Monthly Income Standard;
  • report changes related to the questions on the their Mid-Point form; and
  • comply with New Hire Requirements.

When income exceeds the unit's Gross Monthly Income Standard in a calendar month, the SNAP unit must report this to the local office by the 10th calendar day of the next month.

New Manual MaterialA TANF (no SNAP) Mid-Point Reporting Unit is only responsible to report changes related to their Mid-Point Report form and at REDE.