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