Absence from the Home: Temporary vs Permanent

Determining whether an absence is temporary or permanent.

One Third Reduction Rule

Instructions regarding One Third Reduction Rule for Someone Living with Another Household

Shelter Expenses Gemba Card

Document & Resource for Gemba of Shelter Deduction

UpdatedSpecial Needs Trust

What a special needs trust is, the criteria that must be met to be a special needs trust, what can be done with the money, what happens when the beneficiary dies, what are a worker’s responsibilities in regard to a special needs trust

Expedited Services Examples

The following are examples on how to determine whether or not a SNAP application is expedited or not: Please use the current Appendix C-3 to determine which utility standards to use in your calculations. John applies for SNAP benefits. John has earned income of $800 per month, pays shelter expense of $500, and he is […]

EA Screen

Check the EA screen to obtain case and household information. To view this screen: Login to IMS Clear the screen Type EA (space) and the case number Press ‘Enter’ Field Descriptions A1 – Case Number A4 – County Number A7 – County Code A10 – Supervisor Number A13 – Worker Number A16 – Language Indicator […]


Homeless – when a person does not have a fixed residence.  Policy regarding this term is located at: Child Care Subsidy: 340:40-7-8. Defining the need factor for child care benefits SNAP: 340:50-1-3. Utilization of benefits; 340:50-5-7.1. Residents of institutions; 340:50-5-29. Homeless households; 340:50-5-66. Residence; 340:50-5-100. Able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) work requirements and time limits; […]


Deductions – expenses that may be subtracted from gross income vary depending on the program.  Policy regarding this term is located at: Child Care Subsidy: 340:40-7-11. Sources of income considered; and 340:40-7-13. Computation of income. LIHEAP: 340:20-1-11. Income and liquid resources. SNAP: 340:50-3-2. Interview process; 340:50-3-3. Verification; 340:50-5-29. Homeless households; 340:50-7-29. Income inclusions; 340:50-7-30. Self-employed […]

Shelter Utility Allowance

Utility Deduction

Determining the correct utility deduction to give a household is an important aspect of the SNAP benefits. The following are the only options available for utility deductions: Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) SUA covers household with heating or cooling costs. Examples of heating costs include gas, propane, butane and wood. Cooling costs are limited to costs […]