From the Hotline
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Q. 1. A SNAP client is reapplying and is requesting expedited benefits. He has already verified his identity. However, I…
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) mandates that all applicants be
screened for expedited benefits. Since BEACON implementation in 2001,
screening for expedited SNAP benefits has been completed in the Request for
Assistance (RFA) workflow or on the Program Change page.…
Federal regulations require SNAP applications to be approved or denied by day-30. Therefore, whenever a SNAP application is approved on Day-30, the benefits are issued on that day as a special 30 day expedited issuance. Since a case approved on day-30 is a special 30 day expedited…
Who counts as a licensed medical professional for purposes of the form verifying disability of noncitizen elder on Food Stamps; expedited Food Stamps still requires inquiry about assets for individuals who fit into new categorical eligibility categories.
Social Security Number validation by the electronic SVES system is acceptable verification of identity for all DTA benefits programs. No benefits should be delayed for failure to verify identity if the SVES system can validate the social security number.
AFDC and EAEDC: certain types of payment refunds not considered countable income; AFDC: changing child from one grant to another in timely fashion; FS: voluntary quit provision applies only to head of household; procedures for issuing expedited FS.