Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: UPDATES TO ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (EBT) EXPUNGEMENT PROCESS
MANUAL REVISION #
The 2018 Farm Bill required states to change the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) expungement period from 365 days to 274 days and allowed states to expunge benefits 274 days after issuance rather than 365 days after last use.
Additionally, the 2018 Farm Bill requires states to expunge the benefits of households where all members are deceased upon receipt of verification.
Effective November 14, 2021, unused SNAP and cash benefits— including Temporary Assistance (TA) and Transportation Reimbursement Expense (TRE) on EBT cards— will be expunged 274 days after their date of issuance.
Sections 0150.045.00 Expungement of Unused Benefits and 0150.045.10 Expungement Notices are renamed and updated to include the new process.
Sections 0150.045.05, 0150.045.05.10, 0150.045.10.05, 0150.045.15, 0150.045.17, 0150.045.05.20, and 0150.045.25 are now obsolete.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff