SNAP: Fleeing Felons

Fleeing felons

To be considered a fleeing felon for SNAP purposes, all four of the following criteria must be met:

  1. There is an outstanding felony warrant issued for said individual
  2. The said individual is aware of the felony warrant
  3. The individual is actively trying to avoid prosecution or arrest
  4. Federal, state, or local law enforcement are actively seeking the said individual

Only if all four of the above criteria are met can the client be considered a disqualified household member as a fleeing felon.

Actively seeking refers to when a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency is contacting DHS for information on the individual with the felony warrant or showing the intent to enforce an outstanding warrant.

The worker is not to initiate contact with law enforcement regarding the client’s application.

Probation / Parole Violators

Individuals who are violating a condition of probation or parole under a federal or state law are ineligible to participate in SNAP. To be considered a probation or parole violator, The Office of Inspector General must determine that the person violated a condition of probation or parole, and a Federal, State or local law enforcement agency is actively seeking the person.

State office works directly with OIG and takes action on probation / parole violator disqualifications.

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