PM 04-05-04: Residents of Institutions

WAG 04-05-04

  • An institution is a residential facility that provides meals as part of its normal service. A person is a resident of an institution if the facility provides a majority of their meals.
  • Residents of institutions do not qualify for SNAP benefits unless they are:
    • residents of federally subsidized housing for the elderly; or
    • residents of drug or alcohol treatment centers PM 05-01-00; or
    • residents of group living arrangement facilities PM 05-08-00; or
    • people temporarily living in a shelter for battered women and children PM 05-09-00; or
    • homeless persons whose primary nighttime residence is:
      • a supervised shelter that provides temporary lodging (e.g., temporary shelter), or
      • a halfway house or similar facility that provides temporary residence for persons who will be institutionalized.
  • A hospitalized person is not a resident of an institution. A hospitalized person remains a member of the SNAP household until the household reports that the person will not return to the home. This also applies to newborns who remain hospitalized at birth.
  • revised manual textA person who is living in the community and receiving SNAP is no longer eligible for benefits while  they are a resident of a Supportive Living Facility (SLF) or nursing home facility, such as a Long Term Care (LTC) or Shelter Care facility.

Note: Change Reporting SNAP households are required to report a change in household size during the certification period. (PM 18-04-00). Mid-Point Reporting households are only required to report the change when completing the interim Mid-Point Report during the certification period. Both household types are required to report the change at REDE (PM 18-04-00, PM 19-07-00).