PM 05-11-01: SNAP Unit

WAG 05-11-01

  • Only residents residing in a Supportive Living Facility (SLF) covered under the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) waiver qualify for SNAP. The waiver protects the status quo of residents who were already receiving benefits at the time of the waiver approval and allows these residents to not to be considered a resident of an institution. 
  • revised manual noticeThese residents continue to be eligible for SNAP due to an additional extension of the FNS waiver under federal legislation, H.J. Res. 75, 117th Cong. (2022) (enacted) signed into law March 11, 2022 which amends Section 106(3) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022 (Division A of Pub. L. 117-43) and extends the limitation clause in Section 9(i)(2) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 from March 11, 2022, to March 15, 2022. This allowed the FNS waiver to be extended form March 11, 2022 to March 15, 2022. The Omnibus Appropriations Bill, signed into law on March 15, 2022, provides for another extension of the FNS waiver approval and allows residents living in SLF facilities in WAG 04-05-04 to continue to qualify for SNAP participation through December 31, 2022. 
  • The resident must still meet all other eligibility factors PM 04-05-00WAG 04-05-04, PM 05-11-02-a, WAG 05-11-02-a.
  • Living in a SLF for these protected residents is like living in an apartment, so SNAP rules about who has to be included in the SNAP unit apply PM 04-05-03. If spouses share a room, include both spouses in the same SNAP unit.