Persons who are homeless may qualify for cash, medical, or SNAP benefits, if otherwise eligible. A permanent or fixed address is not required to receive benefits. Do not require proof of residence from homeless persons.
See PM 13-02-03 for the income budgeting method to use when determining SNAP eligibility and benefit level for homeless persons.
A SNAP homeless household (all members are homeless) that incurs shelter expenses during the month may qualify for a Homeless Shelter Standard or the use of Actual Shelter Expenses.
Homeless SNAP households that receive free housing and utilities throughout the month are not eligible for a shelter deduction.
Note: SNAP households in general are not required to verify shelter expenses (PM 13-01-08-a), (WAG 13-01-08-b). Homeless SNAP households claiming Actual Homeless Shelter Expenses must verify the expenses.
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