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340:50-11-6. Issuance for households entitled to expedited services

Revised 5-22-20

When the household is determined eligible for expedited services and the required verification was postponed, the household is certified for a one or two-month certification period. • 1

(1) When the household applies between the:

(A) first and 15th of the month, the worker certifies the household for one month; or

(B) 16th and 31st of the month, the worker certifies the household for two months.

(2) The worker prorates the initial month's benefits when the household applies later than the first day of the month.

(3) When proration causes the household to be ineligible for the month of application, the application is denied for the month of application and approved for expedited issuance for the following month.

(4) The initial month's food benefits issue immediately when the household is eligible for expedited services.When the initial month's benefits are prorated and the household is assigned a two-month certification period, the second month's benefits issue on the first day of the second month.

Revised 5-22-20

1.(a) Effective May 1, 2020, Food and Nutrition Services no longer allows states to postpone the interview requirement.

(b) When the household provides all needed verification prior to certification, the worker enters a 1 in the "action taken" field, an EO in the "reason" field, and the appropriate certification period in the "certification period" field of the Family Assistance/Client Services (FACS) SNAP tab.

(c) When verification is postponed, the worker certifies the application by entering an "S" in the "action taken" field, an "EO" in the "reason" EO field, and a certification period of one or two months in the "certification period" field of the FACS SNAP tab.When postponed verification is received, the worker certifies the household with a regular certification period, per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:50-9-1(e).

(d) Once the household is determined eligible for a normal certification period, the next month's benefits issue, per OAC 340:10-1 Instructions to Staff # 1 and 340:65-3-6.1 Instructions to Staff # 1(g).

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