Determine a SNAP household's eligibility as follows:
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 $4,832. 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.
For SNAP households that include a qualifying member, with gross income more than the gross income standard (200% FPL), do not deny but determine net monthly income. Compare this figure to the Net Monthly Income Chart. If the net income is at or below the standard, determine the SNAP household's monthly benefit.
IES determines income eligibility and benefit amount based on the income and expense amounts entered on the income and expense screens.
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