WAG 23-03-03

The monthly SNAP overpayment amount is the difference between what the SNAP unit received and the correct benefit amount. Figure the total overpayment by adding the amounts from each month of the overpayment period. 

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Use actual income and expenses from the correct budget and payment month to figure the monthly overpayment. Always use the fiscal month that was used to figure the original benefits.

When figuring the monthly overpayment amount, use:

  • the amount of estimated income that was budgeted on a case if that income was reported accurately and budgeted; and
  • the actual amount of any income that was not reported.

Figure the correct benefit amount for each month of the overpayment period. If a case has been both underpaid and overpaid over a period of time, file the overpayment and underpayment separately. The difference between the 2 amounts will be figured centrally.

For cases not in EZ REDE status, determine eligibility and the correct benefit amount for the first payment month the change would have been effective if it had been timely reported (within 10 calendar days of the date the first payment is received for income-related changes) and a timely notice could have been sent. Also allow another 10 days for the time needed to send a timely notice.

EZ REDE Units

For EZ REDE units, during the 6-month approval period, the unit is only required to report when their income exceeds the unit's Gross Income Standard. EZ REDE Units must report the change by the 10th day of the calendar month following the calendar month that income exceeded the Gross Income limit. The overpayment begins the first regular roll month after the month that the unit was required to report the change. For example, gross income exceeded the limit for 03/08; the overpayment would start effective 05/08.

For changes that should have been reported at the 6-month EZ REDE, determine eligibility and the correct benefit amount for the first payment month the change would have been effective if it had been reported at the REDE.