WAG 08-04-00: SNAP

PM 08-04-00

A new application is not required when a SNAP household is ineligible for the fiscal month of application but is eligible for the following month.

  1. Verify all nonexempt income.
  2. Document the verification.
  3. Tell the SNAP household to report receipt of income.
  4. Change the income for the rest of the approval period when income is reported.
  5. Do not file a claim when income that could not be anticipated is received later in the same fiscal month.

new manual textNote: The gross monthly income of the SNAP household must be verified before a SNAP application can be denied for income being over the income standard for the household size (WAG 13-01-01-a). A SNAP application cannot be denied based solely on the applicant's statement of the household's income.

new manual textExample: Mr. J applies for SNAP for himself, his wife and 3 children. At the interview Mr. J states he is employed and earns around $4,500 monthly. The gross monthly income standard for a household of 5 is $4,149. The HSC does not have proof of Mr. J's income at the time of the interview to determine if it actually exceeds the gross monthly income standard for a household of 5. The HSC gives Mr. J a 267 VCL to request his paystubs and allows 10 calendar days for return. If Mr. J returns his paystubs the HSC can determine if his income exceeds the standard and may deny the application for that reason. If Mr. J does not return his paystubs the application is denied because he failed to provide verification and eligibility cannot be determined.