PM 05-11-02-a: Who is Eligible?

WAG 05-11-02-a

Eligible Residents in Supportive Living Facilities (SLF)

  • Only residents residing in a Supportive Living Facility (SLF) WAG 04-05-04 covered under the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) waiver that protects the status quo of residents who were already receiving SNAP at the time of the waiver approval qualify for SNAP. The waiver allows these residents to continue to qualify for SNAP and not be considered a resident of an institution. revised manual textH.R. 6617, Further Additional Extending Government Funding Act 2022, extends the existing FNS waiver through March 11, 2022.
  • The resident must still meet all other eligibility factors. See the list of SLFs covered under the FNS waiver WAG 04-05-04.
  • A resident who is active for SNAP and is residing in a SLF included in the list at REDE continues to qualify for benefits if all other eligibility factors are met.

Ineligible Residents

  • A resident who is living in a SLF that is not covered under the FNS waiver for SNAP participation does not qualify for the program. The resident is considered a resident of an institution and is not eligible for the program. See the list of SLFs covered under the FNS waiver in WAG 04-05-04.
  • A resident who is receiving SNAP and is residing in a SLF covered under the FNS waiver loses eligibility if they later move to a SLF that is not included in the list.
  • new manual textSNAP eligibility ends when  a person who is receiving SNAP benefits in the community moves into a SLF, which is not approved under the FNS waiver. See  WAG 04-05-04. Eligibility ends once the person become a resident.  
  • new manual textChange 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. (PM 18-04-00, PM 19-07-00) Both household types must report the change at REDE.