The ABD review date needs to be synchronized with SNAP to prevent multiple renewals for the client and prevent errors and additional work for the worker. If the ABD and SNAP benefits are certified at the same time, those dates will already be synchronized.
If a new SNAP application is taken, the opportunity should be taken to review the ABD benefits. The SNAP application can be used for the ABD review; workers just need to ask for verification of resources (if needed). ABD benefits have to be reviewed every 12 months (317:35-7-61).
Nannita Daisey has an open SSP case that was last reviewed in January. In 05/05, she decides to apply for SNAP. Along with what is needed for the SNAP application, a bank statement is requested. She is found eligible so the SNAP benefit is certified effective 05/05.
- The SSP review date is also updated to 05/05.
If an ABD review is not completed at that time of the SNAP certification, the ABD review date (Date of Last Redetermination) should not be changed to a future that would cause the ABD benefit to go more than 12 months without a review.