FACS: Reopening SNAP after MCR Closure

All Mid-Cert Renewals that are submitted and complete must be processed before or on the deadline for Processing Actions Requiring Advance Notice (Negative Deadline) of the current month. Refer to Appendix B-2 for deadlines for case actions.

In the case where the MCR is submitted past the deadline, or if any outstanding verification is submitted by the client after the deadline, a reopen action will need to be processed.

Example 1:
Carrie Shelton submitted a complete SNAP MCR for February 2016 through OKDHSLive! on 01/23/16. This was past the negative deadline date of January 21, 2016. This resulted in a 36S Closure for 02/01/16.

  1. Update the following tabs in FACS regarding the SNAP MCR:
    • Case Information – if necessary
    • Household – code all household members as appropriate on the Household tab in Interview Notebook
    • Income – if necessary
    • ABAWD – update Work Registration and ABAWD status for all household members
    • Expenses – if necessary
    • Shelter – if necessary
  2. On the SNAP Tab in Eligiblity Notebook:
    • Section C – SNAP – Type Action Taken: REOPENED (R)
    • Reason: ELIGIBILITY ESTABLISHED WITHIN TIME LIMIT – ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE (18O)
    • Benefit Reporting Process: Action – Complete
    • Date: Enter Date of complete MCR Submission. In this example, 01/23/2016.
    • SAVE CASE

    update Work Registration and ABAWD status for all household members.

Example 2:
Carrie Shelton submitted her complete SNAP MCR for February 2016 through OKDHSLive! on 02/10/16. This was past the negative deadline date of January 21, 2016. This resulted in a 36S Closure for 02/01/16.

  1. Update the following tabs in FACS regarding the SNAP MCR:
    • Case Information – if necessary
    • Household – code all household members as appropriate on the Household tab in Interview Notebook
    • Income – if necessary
    • ABAWD – update Work Registration and ABAWD status for all household members
    • Expenses – if necessary
    • Shelter – if necessary
  2. On the SNAP Tab in Eligibility Notebook:
    • Section C – SNAP – Type Action Taken: REOPENED (R)
    • Reason: ELIGIBILITY ESTABLISHED WITHIN TIME LIMIT – ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE (18O)
    • Benefit Reporting Process: Action – Complete
    • Date: Enter Date of completed MCR Submission. In this example, 02/10/2016.
    • SAVE CASE

    SNAP Tab in Eligibility Notebook - Type Action Taken = Reopened, Reason = ELIGIBILITY ESTABLISHED WITHIN TIME LIMIT – ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE, Benefit Reporting Process = Action Complete.

**A reopen action cannot be completed if the renewal is not completed or if any pending verification is not submitted by the last day of the seventh month. A new application is required**

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