The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, serves as the first line of defense against hunger. It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. SNAP recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores. General Provisions 340:50-1-1. Purpose 340:50-1-3. Utilization of […]

UpdatedIllegal Alien

Illegal or undocumented alien – a person who is not a U.S. citizen and does not have documents showing he or she entered the U.S. legally. LIHEAP: 340:20-1-11. Income and liquid resources. SNAP: 340:50-5-10.1. Excluded household members; 340:50-5-67. Citizenship and alien status; 340:50-7-29. Income inclusions; and 340:50-7-31. Deductions. SoonerCare (Medicaid): 317:35-5-25. Citizenship/alien status and identity […]

UpdatedCertification Renewal

Certification renewal – a term used in SNAP to signify a timely re-application following an initial certification period.  Policy regarding this term is located at: Public Assistance Procedures (SNAP):  340:65-3-8. Determination of continuing eligibility; and 340:65-11-3. Voter registration services. SNAP:  340:50-1-5. Program and civil rights complaints and responsibilities; 340:50-3-2. Interview process; 340:50-5-86. Persons exempt from […]

UpdatedBenefit Allotment

Policy Links Regarding Benefit Allotment


Boarder – a boarder is a person to whom the household furnishes lodging and meals and who pay a reasonable monthly payment for board.

UpdatedAble Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD)

ABAWD – acronym used in SNAP that stands for able bodied adults without dependents. ABAWDs must be exempt from or comply with SNAP work requirements to be eligible to receive food benefits for longer than three months, consecutive or otherwise, during any 36-month period. Policy regarding ABAWD is located at: SNAP: 340:50-5-64.1. Work Opportunity Tax […]

Coding a SNAP Mid-Certification Renewal

Citizenship and Alien Status

Eligibility Determined by federal law, to be eligible for SNAP benefits a person must be:  a United States (U.S.) citizen – person born in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Northern Mariana Islands, or a person born outside the U.S. when at least one parent is a U.S. citizen. a U.S. […]

Supplementing Cases

There will be times that a reported change will affect a household’s eligibility or SNAP benefit amount. If the change causes a household’s SNAP amount to increase, sometimes it is necessary to supplement their benefits, for the month the change occurred. Supplements are issued to ensure each eligible household receives the correct amount of benefit […]


Guidelines for Reporting Changes The household must report changes by the 10th day of the following month in which the change occurred. Both change reporting and simplified reporting households will follow this rule. Post-Interview Workers will need to give the client the Changes in Household Circumstances form, Form 08FB038E after the interview, and explain reporting […]