PM 03-15-07: Length of the Sanction

 WAG 03-15-07

A person who violates any of the SNAP work provisions or TANF work and training requirements without good cause is sanctioned from receiving SNAP benefits for:

Number of Violations Number of Months Sanctioned
1st violation 3 fiscal months
2nd violation 3 fiscal months
3rd or more violations 6 fiscal months

new manual textA TANF/SNAP person who is participating and complying with TANF Work and Training requirements is exempt from Work Provisions for SNAP.

If the TANF/SNAP person fails to comply with TANF work and training a work sanction may be imposed for TANF and SNAP. However, the program exemptions for caring for a child differ. For TANF the exemption is child under age 1 (PM 03-13-02), For SNAP, the exemption is a child under age 6.  If the TANF person has a child over age 1 and is not complying with a TANF work and training work activity, a sanction may be imposed on TANF but not SNAP because the child is under age 6.  See PM 03-15-02.