IES assigns a 12-month approval period to all SNAP approvals. See WAG 17-05-02-g.
When a SNAP unit has a member who has to meet the work requirement, IES sets the approval period at 12-months. After receiving 3 full months of SNAP and the work requirement is not met, eligibility for SNAP ends.
When a person is temporarily exempt from the work requirement due to a medical condition IES sets a 12-month approval period. Set a task as reminder to follow-up with the customer prior to the date that the exemption is expected to expire. The work requirement must be met if the individual no longer qualifies for an exemption.
Assign a one or 2-month approval period if there is a strong likelihood that the SNAP unit will have frequent or major changes in unearned income or circumstances. This will require an override in IES.
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