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340:50-5-87. Work registration procedures

Revised 9-15-22

When changes occur in a person's work registration status after certification, the worker must determine if the person failed or refused to comply with work registration requirements without good cause per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:50-5-85 or meets exemption criteria per OAC 340:50-5-86.

(1) Exemption status loss.  Per Section 273.7(b)(2) of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (7 C.F.R. § 273.7(b)(2)):

(A) Persons who lose their work registration exemption due to a change in circumstances that is:

(i) not subject to the reporting requirements, per OAC 340:50-9-5(g), must register for work registration at the next certification renewal; or

(ii) subject to the reporting requirements, per OAC 340:50-9-5(g), must register when the change is reported; and • 1

(B) When a household member is exempt from work registration because he or she is subject to, and in compliance with unemployment compensation or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families work requirements, and stops complying without good cause, the household member is disqualified unless he or she meets another exemption. 

(2) Communication requirement.  Per 7 C.F.R. § 273.7(c)(ii), a written notice is generated by the system and the worker must attempt to contact the household to orally explain the work registration responsibilities, per OAC 340:50-5-85 when:

(A) a new household member joins the household; or

(B) a household member who is exempt from work registration loses the exemption.  • 2

(3) Failure to comply.  A registered household member who fails to comply with work registration requirements without good cause, per OAC 340:50-5-85, is disqualified, per 7 C.F.R. § 273.7(f) and OAC 340:50-5-10.1• 3

(4) Disqualification period.  When a household member is disqualified because he or she failed to comply with work registration requirements, the disqualification period is:

(A) one month for the first violation;

(B) three months for the second violation; or

(C) six months for the third or subsequent violation.

(5) Shortening the disqualification period.  The disqualification period may be shortened when the household member becomes exempt from work registration per 7 C.F.R. § 273.7(g).

Revised 1-13-23

1.  Per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:50-9-5(g), when a change reporting household reports that a new household member joined the household, or a current household member lost a work registration exemption, per OAC 340:50-5-86, the applicable household member must register for work at the time the change is reported.

2.  The worker enters a case note in the Family Assistance/Client Services (FACS) system to document the contact or attempted contact.

3.  (a) Prior to disqualifying a household member for failure to comply with work registration procedures, the worker consults a supervisor, and the supervisor:

(1) emails the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) mailbox at to explain the circumstances and request guidance on how to proceed; and

(2) documents the circumstances in FACS case notes. 

(b) SNAP Unit staff determines:

(1) whether to disqualify the person;

(2) notifies field staff of the decision; and

(3) documents the decision in FACS case notes. 

(c) When a disqualification is warranted, SNAP Unit staff uses the F-comply transaction to disqualify the person and directs field staff to:

(1) close the food benefit using the reason code 'failed or refused to meet work registration requirement' in when the person is the only household member; or

(2) code the person as 'Income and resources are considered in benefit computation-individual not included in benefit' in the status field and 'failure to comply with work registration' in the reason code of the FACS Eligibility Notebook Household tab when there are other eligible household members.

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