SNAP: Group Home Residents

340:50-5-27 Disabled or blind residents of group homes
340:50-5-7.1(3) Residents of institutions

In order for individuals in a Group Home for Disabled or Blind individuals to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the facility must be a public or private nonprofit residential facility that serves no more than sixteen residents and

  1. is certified by the Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD); or
  2. by the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) as a retailer under regulations issued under section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act (Contact USDA/FNS at (405) 231-4788); or
  3. under standards determined by the Secretary to be comparable to standards implemented by appropriate State agencies under section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act.

Residents may apply on their own or through an authorized representative. Clients in ‘for profit’ facilities may be eligible to receive food benefits if they pay room and board and the facility does not provide food for them. Clients may participate by applying on their own or through an authorized representative either of their own choosing or by an appointed employee of the group home.

There is no minimum or maximum number of days the client must stay in the group home in order to receive SNAP.

  • Residents of approved Group Homes are approved to participate in SNAP, if otherwise eligible.
  • Once it is determined this is an approved facility, the client’s eligibility is determined.
NOTE: In some instances, Hissom class residents of group homes may not be eligible to receive SNAP benefits. Please contact SNAP for guidance in these situations.

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