Income: Food Stamp Penalty Income (FSPI) FAQS

Food Stamp Penalty Income (FSPI) is the TANF and/or SSI payment amount reduction applied as income for SNAP when the TANF or SSI is reduced or closed because of a program violation. The following are FAQS regarding Food Stamp Penalty Income (FSPI) Q1. The TANF benefit has been closed for reason “52A” or “29B.” What […]

How to Reopen Cure TANF Work Sanction

FACS Processing Steps for Reopening TANF Work Sanction

How to Remove TANF Work Sanction (52A Closure) Penalty Income

Identify the SS number of the person with the penalty income Go to IMS and type FSPI (space) SS number, Press Enter Tab  once and enter FSPU, Press Enter The list below details the codes for the TYPE field: W = Case Closed for TANF Work Non-Cooperation A = School Attendance TANF Program Violation C = Child […]

Sanctions Process – Failure to Participate

The worker should ensure that persons fully understand their rights and responsibilities and the possible consequence of refusal to participate at the time of the initial interview and anytime changes are made to participation assignments. If the TANF recipient fails to participate in the TANF program as agreed, then the worker needs to review the […]

WORK – Determining Good Cause for Failure to Participate

Worker must contact individual to determine good cause. All contacts must be documented in case notes. Methods to contact client are as follows: Face to face interview (preferred) Telephone contact Home visit If worker is unable to contact client by the above methods THEN they may use Form 08AD092E (ADM-92), Client Contact and Information Request, […]