SNAP: UpdatedExpedited Applications

All initial applications for SNAP are screened upon receipt to determine whether it is considered an expedited application. Be sure to screen the entire application for expedited consideration. The following criteria is used to determine if an application is to be considered as expedited:

  • Applications that indicate that the household has less than $150 gross income and their liquid resources do not exceed $100;
  • Applications that indicate that individuals within the household are considered migrant or seasonal farm workers; and are considered destitute as their liquid resources do not exceed $100; or
  • Applications that indicate the monthly gross income and liquid resources of the household are less than the household’s monthly rent or mortgage and/or utilities.

SNAP: Scheduling Interviews & Processing Expedited Applications

If an application is screened as expedited; make two attempts to contact the client by phone on the day you receive the application, or at the very least by the next day. All attempts to contact by phone should be documented with date and time as well as indicating that the application is expedited. If the attempts to contact the client are unsuccessful; an interview notice would then need to be sent out that day to schedule the interview with the date and time of the interview occurring by the 7th day. Please allow adequate mail time for the client to receive the notice.

SNAP applications that are eligible for expedited benefits are to be processed within 7 calendar days. A one or two month “S/EO” is issued for the applications that require additional verifications. An S/EO is a certification issued with postponed verification.

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