OLGT 2019-33: SNAP: Add a New Person as a SNAP Household Member
When adding a new member to a SNAP household, there are some important steps that case managers must follow to ensure that benefits are increased on time and the Department’s rules are properly implemented:
The change must be effective no later than the cyclical month following the month of the reported change.
If it is too late to increase the benefits for the next cyclical month, a related benefit must be issued.
For newborns, the household must provide an oral or written selfdeclaration of the newborn’s date of birth and SSN (if available).
If no SSN is available for a newborn, the household has at least six months to provide the SSN or written verification from the SSA stating that an SSN application has been filed.
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