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.
A hospitalized person is not a resident of an institution. A hospitalized person remains a member of the SNAP unit until the unit reports that the person will not return to the home. This also applies to newborns who remain hospitalized at birth.
A resident of a supportive living facility (SLF) is not a resident of an institution (see PM 20-08-02).
Residents of institutions do not qualify for SNAP benefits unless they are:
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