Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)-EXCESS INCOME VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
MANUAL REVISION #
The purpose of this memo is to provide clarification from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of a change in the federal regulation for the treatment of verification of excessive income claimed by SNAP households. Before a SNAP case can be closed or application rejected for excess income, hard copy verification must be obtained. SNAP cases cannot close solely on the household’s statement of income.
When a participant declares income in excess of the gross income limit, income verification is requested via the Request for Information (FA-325). System changes have been made to require verification. If the household fails to provide verification, the SNAP case will close or application will reject for failure to provide verification. Closure for excessive income (EXI) can only be made once verification has been provided.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.