PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart SI – Supplemental Security IncomeChapter 023 – Posteligibility EventsSubchapter 05 – Redeterminations of Eligibility and/or Payment AmountTransmittal No. 72, 06/04/2020
This is a Quick Action Transmittal. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.
Summary of Changes
SI 02305.109 Developing Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) (Formerly Known as Food Stamps) - RZs
Updated the term food stamps to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (similar to SI 00604.096)
Removed two subsections that provided instructions to the following obsolete forms: SSA-8202-OCR-SM, SSA-3988-OCR-SM, and SSA-3989-OCR-SM.
This section provides procedures for developing recipient allegations about the receipt of benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Formerly Known as Food Stamps) during an RZ interview.
Open a “REDETERMINATION with or without RECAPs” event creates a MSSICS “path” which guides the interviewer to the appropriate screens to document allegations and evidence relating to SNAP, as necessary.
Question 13 — This question is divided into three parts:
“Are you currently receiving food stamps? If YES, go on to question 12.
If NO, go on to part “b.”
“Have you filed a food stamp application within the past 60 days on
which you have not received a decision?”If YES go on to question 12. If NO, go on to part “c.”
“Do you want to apply for food stamps?”
Question 25 — Is the same as question 13 on the SSA-8202-BK.
Follow procedures in SI 01801.010 to screen individuals for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility or application status.