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Initial Applications or Late Certification Renewals

For initial applications and applications after a break in benefits, schedule the interview as soon as possible. The initial SNAP interview must occur no later than the 20th calendar day or, when the household meets expedited service criteria, the 7th calendar day. When the client misses the interview, do not reschedule the interview unless the household requests it within 30 calendar days. If they do, reschedule the interview as soon as possible.

When the client is applying for Child Care Subsidy as well, make every effort to interview the client on the request date. The earliest date you may approve benefits is after you complete the interview and receive all required verification.  

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