Money that is legally obligated and otherwise payable to the SNAP unit, but is diverted by the payment provider to a 3rd party for a unit expense, is nonexempt income and is not exempted as a vendor payment. See PM 08-04-04-n for vendor payments.
Examples of diverted income include but are not limited to: garnisheed wages; General Assistance (GA) disbursing orders; GA payments made directly to a vendor; monthly TANF, AABD, or GA benefits made directly to a protective payee; or support or
alimony payments legally obligated to a unit member.
The following situations are not diverted income and are exempt as vendor payments:
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