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SI 00604.096 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Formerly Known as Food Stamps): Question 58

A. Policy for SNAP questions

We are responsible for asking the questions in question 58 to determine if the claimant is on, or wants to enroll in SNAP (formerly food stamps). For a complete discussion of our role in SNAP, see SI 01801.005 Overview of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits through SI 01801.310 How to Complete Form SSA-4233, Social Security Administration Transmittal for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applications.

B. When and how to complete question 58

  1. Complete 58(a) for all claimants except those residing in California.

  2. The "Go To" instructions in (a) will lead you through the appropriate questions.

  3. Remember, if the claimant has received a SNAP recertification notice in the last 30 days; ask if you may take a SNAP application.

  4. See SI 01801.010 for detailed instructions on completing the SNAP questions.

C. SNAP blocks on page 1

Mark the appropriate SNAP block in the upper right-hand corner of the SSA-8000-BK (Application for Supplemental Security Income) to indicate whether we took a SNAP application or we make a SNAP referral. For specific instructions, see SI 00604.006.

D. References

  • MS INTRANETSSI 019.019 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • SI 01801.010 Screening Individuals for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility or Application Status

  • SI 01801.030 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Cash-Out States

  • SI 01801.040 Living Arrangements That May Affect Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility


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SI 00604.096 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Formerly Known as Food Stamps): Question 58 - 10/04/2017
Batch run: 10/04/2017
Rev:10/04/2017