Figure the amount of available nonexempt assets as of the first day of the payment month that benefits could have been changed had the SNAP unit reported the assets.
If, for both examples, the SNAP unit verifies that it spent the lottery payment before the first day of the appropriate payment month, then there is no overpayment. The purchase of items or the payment of bills is an allowable transfer of assets because the SNAP unit received fair market value in return for the transferred asset.
Note: SNAP asset limits do not apply to categorically eligible SNAP units (PM 05-07-00), (PM-07-04-01).
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