PM 18-04-00: Changes in the SNAP Unit

WAG 18-04-00

Except for Mid- Point Reporting (MPR) units, SNAP units must report the following changes within 10 calendar days of the date they learn about the change. For income-related changes, consider the date the first payment is received (as a result of the change) as the date the client learned about the change:

  • when they get, change, or lose a job;
  • when monthly earned income changes by more than $100;
  • when the source of unearned income changes, or the amount changes by more than $100. The client does not have to report changes in any cash benefit from the Department;
  • change in SNAP unit size;
  • change of address and new shelter costs. Provide the client with the opportunity to register to vote when a change of address is reported in person (see PM 22-12-00);
  • obtaining a licensed vehicle;
  • for non-qualifying member households who are not categorically eligible (PM 05-07-00), when total cash on hand, stocks, bonds, and money in a bank or savings account exceeds a total of $2,250;
  • for qualifying member households who are not categorically eligible (PM 05-07-00), when total cash on hand, stocks, bonds, and money in a bank or savings account exceeds a total of $3,500;
  • when the order to pay child support changes or ends, for SNAP units that receive a deduction for child support payments;
  • revised manual textany change in work hours that bring the individual below 20 hours per week, averaged monthly. Currently the entire State is exempt from the SNAP Work Requirement. See PM 03-25-00.
  • new manual textfor categorically eligible units (including SNAP units receiving TANF and SSI income) and noncategorically eligible units, substantial lottery or gambling winnings won in as single game as a cash prize of $3,500 or more. See PM 07-04-21.

Applicants are to report all changes at the eligibility interview. A change that happens after the eligibility interview and before the notice of decision must be reported within 10 calendar days after the date of the notice.

When a change is reported by the client, review the effect of the change on eligibility and benefit amount.

revised manual textMid-Point Reporting Units

During the approval period, Mid-Point Reporting units are only required to:

  • report when their gross monthly income exceeds the Gross Monthly Income Standard for the unit size: and
    • Note: The change must be reported by the 10th day of the calendar month after the calendar month that income exceeded the Gross Income limit. For example, gross income exceeded the limit for 08/16 the unit must report the change by 09/10/16.
  • complete the SNAP and TANF Mid-Point Report when it is received. Must answer all questions and report any changes in circumstances related to the questions asked on the form. Sign the completed form and return by the due date  (PM 19-07-07).

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For income related changes, consider the date the first payment is received (as a result of the change) as the date the client learned about the change.