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When a client comes into the office to request benefits, it begins the eligibility process.  Every Adult and Family Services program has specific timeframes that you must meet to complete a benefit application.

To be considered timely, you must certify or deny a SNAP application within:

  • 30 calendar days for all other households

When you process a SNAP application, benefits will be provided back to the date of the application for all client households that complete the interview and provide all necessary verification on time - unless the client is not eligible for this entire time.  If a client only becomes eligible in the next month, you will certify benefits for the beginning of that month.

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