SNAP: Eligibility Determination: Timely Certification Renewals

340:50-9-6

340:50-9-6(c) requires the worker to determine if the certification was less than three  months.

Certification Periods Shorter than Three months

When the certification is shorter than three months and the SNAP household (HH) turns in a certification renewal on or before the 15th, the worker must process the renewal within 30 calendar days.

Certification Periods Three Months or Longer

When the certification is three months or longer and a SNAP household turns in a certification renewal on or before the 15th day of the last month of the certification period, the worker must process the renewal by the 30th day of the month.

Examples

Billy, a semi-annual reporter, is receiving food benefits through April 30th. He submitted his renewal to the county office on April 12th. Billy completed his interview by phone and was mailed an ADM 92 (request for information) on April 16th. Worker was unable to obtain the verification over the phone. Billy provided all requested verification on April 28th.
His renewal would need to be processed by April 30th to be considered timely.
Rhonda, an annual reporter, is receiving food benefits through September 30th. She submitted her renewal to the county office on September 15th. Rhonda completed her interview by phone and was mailed an ADM-92 (request for information) on September 20th. This was after the worker was unable to obtain the verification over the phone.
Worker will need to place case in FDENY STATUS 45 pending. If verification is provided to the worker prior to or on September 30th, the case must be certified before the first of the month.
Scott, a semi-annual reporter, is receiving food benefits through March 31st. He submitted his renewal to the county office on March 25th. Billy completed his interview by phone and was mailed an ADM 92 (request for information), the same day the renewal was submitted. This was after the worker was unable to obtain the verification over the phone.
Worker will need to place case in FDENY STATUS 45 pending verification. The renewal is considered timely if processed within the 30 day timeframe from the re-application date.
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