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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) Policy Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION
NUMBER


SUBSECTION # - TITLE/ CONTENT

DATE
ISSUED/
REVISED

    SNAP Manual Updates 10/01/14
  0-1 Table of Contents 10/01/14
  0-2 Alpha Subject Index/a> 04/01/10
  0-3 Introduction 04/01/10
  Bulletin 101 Bulletin 101 Silver Bow E & T Program Ends 09/27/13
  0-4 Glossary 10/01/14
  001 Table Of Standards: GMI & NMI/Thrifty Food Plan 10/01/14
     

100

Application Processing

 
  101-1 Confidentiality 10/01/08
102-1 Civil Rights 04/01/12
  102-2 General Complaint Procedures 10/01/09
Bulletin 102 Phone Interview Waiver 12/12/13
103-1 Application Filing/Interview Process 10/01/11
  103-3 Household Rights and Responsibilities 04/01/10
  Bulletin 98 Bulletin 98 eDRS 06/17/13
  103-5 Verification 10/01/10
  103-6 Voter Registration 10/01/09
  103-7 Authorized Representative 04/01/10
104-1 Application Approval or Denial 04/01/12
  104-4 Re-application/Revert to Open 10/01/09
  105-1 Expedited Services 10/01/11
105-2 Destitute Migrant/Seasonal Farm Workers 04/01/09
       

200

Household Composition

 
  201-1 Household Composition 04/01/10
  201-2 Parental Control 04/01/10
  201-4 Boarders 04/01/10
  201-5 Students 10/01/09
201-6 Group Homes 04/01/12
  201-7 Residents-Drug/Alcohol Treatment/Rehabilitation Programs 10/01/09
  201-8 Shelters for Battered Adults and Children 04/01/10
  201-9 Dual Participation -Commodities/Food Stamp Program 04/01/10
     

300

Nonfinancial Requirements

 
  301-1 Citizenship 10/01/11
  301-2 Eligible Alien Status 10/01/11
  301-3 Sponsored Aliens 04/01/10
  303-1 Social Security Number 10/01/09
  304-1 Categorical Eligibility 10/01/09

 

304-2 Expanded Categorical Eligibility (ECE) 12/01/10
       

400

Resources

 
  Bulletin 96  Keepseagle vs. Vilsack 11/05/12
  Bulletin 90 Nez Perce et al v. Salazar Settlement 08/01/12
  Bulletin 91 Cobell vs. Salazar Settlement 08/01/12
  400 Overview 10/01/11
  400-1 Resource Alpha Index 10/01/09
  401-1 Ownership/Accessibility/Equity 10/01/09
  Bulletin 81 Federal Tax Refunds 02/09/11
  402-1 Countable and Excluded Resources 10/01/08
  402-2 Native American Resources 04/01/10
  402-3 Trust Funds 04/01/10
  404-1 Transfer of Resources Disqualification 10/01/11
       

500

Income

 
  Bulletin 96 Keepseagle vs. Vilsack 11/05/12
  Bulletin 90 Nez Perce et al v. Salazar Settlement 08/01/12
  Bulletin 91 Cobell vs. Salazar Settlement 08/01/12
  500 Overview 04/01/10
  500-1 Income Alpha Index 04/01/10
  Bulletin 81 Federal Tax Refunds 02/09/11
  Bulletin 88 Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases 02/08/12
  501-1 Unearned Income 10/01/08
  501-2 Native American Income 04/01/10
  502-1 Earned Income 10/01/09
  503-1 Self-Employment Income 10/01/09
       

600

Eligibility and Benefit Determination

 
  Bulletin 94 Month of Application Budget 10/24/12
  601-1 Prospective Budgeting 10/01/09
  602-2 Deductions (Earned, Standard, Dependent Care and Child Support) 10/01/14
  602-3 Deductions (Medical) 04/01/10
  602-4 Deductions (Shelter) 10/01/14
  602-5 Non-compliance Adjustment 04/01/10
       

700

Work Registration

 
  Bulletin 101 Bulletin 101 Silver Bow E & T Program Ends 09/27/13
  700 Overview 10/01/09
  701-1 Work Registration Exemptions 10/01/09
  702-2 SNAP Employment and Training Referrals 10/01/09
  703-1 Good Cause 10/01/09
  704-1 Unsuitable Employment 10/01/09
  Bulletin 103 Penalty Periods 02/20/14
  705-1 Disqualification 10/01/11
       

800

Able-Bodies Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD)

 
  Bulletin 106 ABAWD Waiver Extension 06/13/14
  Bulletin 99 ABAWD Waiver 08/26/13
  Bulletin 101 Bulletin 101 Silver Bow E & T Program Ends 09/27/13
800 Overview 04/01/09
  801-1 Time Clock Exemptions 10/01/09
  802-1 Geographic Waiver 10/01/08
803-1 Disqualification/Regaining Eligibility 04/01/09
       

900

ISSUANCE

 
900 Overview 04/01/09
  901-1 Replacement Conditions 10/01/09
901-2 Replacement Codes 04/01/09
902-1 Montana Access Card Returned/Re-mailed 04/01/12
903-1 Montana Access Card (EBT) Replacements 04/01/09
905-1 Montana Access EBT Expungements 04/01/09
       

1500

Case Management

 
  1500 Overview 04/01/10
  1501-1 Reporting Requirements 04/01/10
  1501-2 Mass Change 10/01/09
  1501-3 Six Month Reporting Requirements 04/01/12
  1501-4 Change Reporting Requirements 04/01/12
  1501-5 Adding/Removing Household Member 04/01/10
  Bulletin 95 Policy and Process Changes 10/24/12
  Bulletin 102 Phone Interview Waiver 12/12/13
  1502-1 Recertification 10/01/11
  1503-1 Notice of Adverse Action 10/01/09
  Bulletin 107 Over Issuance and Methods of Repayment 06/11/14
  1504-1 Over Issuance 04/01/12
  1504-2 Under Issuance 04/01/10
  1504-3 Cash Management 04/01/10
  1505-1 Intentional Program Violation 10/01/10
  1506-1 Requesting a Fair Hearing/Continuation of Benefits 04/01/09
1506-2 Administrative Review 04/01/09
  1506-3 Fair Hearing Procedure 04/01/10
  1506-4 Board of Public Assistance Appeal and Judicial Review 10/01/09
  1507-1 Case Notes 01/01/06
  1508-2 Program Compliance Reviews 10/01/09
  1510-1 Case File Retention/Archive/ Destruction 01/01/06
  1511-1 Case File Organization 01/01/06
  1512-1 Case Transfer 01/01/06
       

1600

Forms

 
  1600 Forms List 10/01/11

 

     

1700

Directories

 
  1701-1 Tribal and Indian Agency Offices 10/01/09
  Bulletin 101 Bulletin 101 Silver Bow E & T Program Ends 09/27/13
1702-1 SNAP E&T Operators 04/01/09
1704-1 Nutrition Education Programs 04/01/09