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340:50-11-23. Eligibility determination for households within the Simplified Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Revised 6-1-09

      All households within Simplified Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SSNAP) scope meet applicable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  (SNAP) eligibility rules.  Benefit amount is determined by the computer.

  • (1) Income determination.  Food benefit income is based upon Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) income definitions.  • 1  If there is a TANF case and a companion State Supplemental Payment (SSP) for the aged, blind, or disabled case, income definitions for TANF and SSP apply.  Income amounts from the TANF and SSP cases that are converted to food benefit income, must be classified as food benefit unearned income.  Food benefit unearned income is computed for:
    • (A) TANF cash assistance only. The total household requirement, plus the exempt earned income amount less the non-fraud related recoupment; or
    • (B) TANF with companion SSP case(s). The total countable income of the companion case(s) is added to the countable income of the primary food benefit case.
  • (2) Deduction determination.  The allowable deductions for SSNAP are shelter, utilities, and medical expense as determined and verified according to SNAP rules in OAC 340:50-7-31.  Medical expense must be verified only when the food benefit would be increased by allowing the medical deduction.  • 2  The dependent care deduction is automatically allowed, when applicable.  

Revised 9-1-05

1.   Verification of food benefit income is not required since it was verified for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) case.  All companion cases must be cross-referenced correctly before the computer can calculate the correct income.  Overpayments and underpayments caused by incorrect coding of companion case(s) are agency error.

2.   Verification, when required, is documented in the Family Assistance Client/ Services (FACS) Case Notes.

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