SNAP: Coding Household Members

Types of Household Members

Coding examples for Household Tab in FACS concerning SNAP benefits are as follows. It is important to know what the IMS codes mean before they are matched with types of household members

S/A
Added to benefit section
S/O
Income/Resources are considered in benefit computation-individual not included
S/N
Income/Resources are not considered in benefit computation-individual not included
S/R
Removed from benefit section

Examples of how different household members are coded:

Changes to household at review

A household of 5 persons, Bud 47, his wife Betty 42, and their three sons Bud Jr, age 18, Barry age 16, and Bob, age 9 are currently receiving SNAP benefits and are up for renewal. During the interview they declare that Bud Jr moved out of the residence two weeks ago. How are all household members coded on the case?

  • Bud = S/A – added to benefit section
  • Betty = S/A – added to benefit section
  • Bud Jr = S/R – removed from benefit section
  • Barry = S/A – added to benefit section
  • Bob = S/A – added to benefit section

Ineligible Aliens

A household of 4 persons are applying for SNAP benefits for the first time. Marcie and Charlie both ages 29 are parents of their twin sons Maximus and Michael age 3. Marcie and Charlie during the interview provided their Permanent Resident Cards and date of entry noted on card was 4 years ago. Maximus and Michael were born in California. How are all household members coded on the case?

  • Marcie = S/O – Income/Resources are considered in benefit computation-individual not included
  • Charlie = S/O – Income/Resources are considered in benefit computation-individual not included
  • Maximus = S/A – added to benefit section
  • Michael = S/A – added to benefit section

Ineligible Students

Tom and Tarena, who are married and are both 40 years old, are applying for SNAP benefits for the first time. There has been reduced hours at Tom’s employment, and Tarena is having some health issues which prevent her from working. Tarena has applied for social security disability. Their son Shane, age 20, is in his 2nd year of college and he is attending full-time. He is not meeting student eligibility work requirements and is considered an ineligible student. How are all household members coded on the case?

  • Tom = S/A – added to benefit section
  • Tarena = S/A – added to benefit section
  • Shane = S/N – Income/Resources are not considered in benefit computation-individual not included. The reason code to use is Ineligible Student.

SNAP Disqualifications Fleeing Felon and/or Fraud Disqualification

Terry and Tawny ages 21 and 24, married couple, and their 3 year old son Nicholas, have applied for SNAP benefits. Tawny is currently in her disqualification period due to fraud as verified on the FSD screen in IMS. How are all household members coded on the case?

  • Terry = S/A – added to benefit section
  • Tawny = S/O – Income/Resources are considered in benefit computation-individual not included
  • Nicholas = S/A – added to benefit section

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