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340:50-11-22. Application processing

Revised 6-1-13

     At the time of application for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the worker determines if the applicant wants to receive or is currently receiving food benefits and if the household is eligible for the Simplified Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SSNAP).   • 1  If the household is receiving non-public assistance (non-PA) food benefits at the time of the TANF application, the food benefits remain as non-PA until TANF is certified.  • 2

  • (1) Households within SSNAP scope.  If the household has applied for TANF, non-PA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rules are used to determine eligibility when the:

    • (A) household qualifies for expedited service and the TANF application will not be certified within seven calendar days;

    • (B) TANF application will take longer than 30 calendar days to determine eligibility; or

    • (C) TANF application will not be completed and certified for the month of application and food benefits must be issued for the initial month.

  • (2) Denial of TANF.  When the TANF application is denied and the food benefit application is pending, the worker must determine the household's food benefit eligibility using non-PA SNAP rules. 

INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF340:50-11-22

Revised 6-1-13

1.(a) The worker must update the Family Assistance/Client Services (FACS) Case Notes to address food benefits:

(1) at the time of the original Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) application;

(2) at the time of the TANF renewal; and

      (3) when food benefits are closed.

(b) If the applicant does not want to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the worker must document the reason in Family Assistance/Client Services (FACS) Case Notes.

2.(a) Once the TANF application is certified and all household members receive either TANF or a State Supplemental Payment (SSP), the FACS Eligibility notebook, SNAP tab must be updated to reflect Simplified Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SSNAP) eligibility by:

(1) changing the SNAP application date to match the SSP or TANF certification date;

(2) changing the SNAP certification date to the first day of the:

(A) next month if prior to or on second deadline; or

(B) month following the next month when it is after second deadline through the last day of the month;

     (3) entering a "C" change in the type action taken field; and

(4) entering an "N" in the advanced notice required field if it is between the first and second deadlines.

(b) When the household remains eligible for TANF and SSNAP food benefits at the TANF renewal, the worker updates the SNAP tab to show a "C" change in the type action taken field and the new food benefit application date in the application and certification date fields.

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