OLGT 2017-71A- SLAM (Suspected of Living Above Means) Procedural Clarifications
MLRI note: SLAM is DTA terminology for a household "suspected of living above means" - typically due to inconsistencies between household income and expenses. Often this is easily explained if the household is in debt (back rent) or receives a non-countable gift or "contribution" from a non-legally liable person (family member, friend etc). However, DTA has protocol for tracking these cases to ask for more verification if they are suspicious of uneported income.
When a SLAM circumstance becomes apparent, staff must explore with the household how it is managing its finances. Staff must compare the information a client provides with the information known to the Department and request additional verification, if needed.
The purpose of this Transmittal is to obsolete OLGT 2017-71 and to advise staff of revised Online Guide content, including:
- how to address SLAM circumstances based on where the household is in its SNAP certification period; and
- the user-generated verification items related to SLAM— Living Above Means, Past Due Housing Costs, and Past Due Utilities.
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