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 THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL SECTION VERIFICATION REQUIRED AT RECERTIFICATION
MANUAL REVISION #
Updates have been made to manual section 1102.020.00 Verification Required at Recertification to clarify when medical expenses are required to be verified at recertification.
For elderly or disabled participants, medical expenses should only be verified in the following situations at recertification:
• Previously unreported medical expenses totaling more than $35.00,
• All medical expenses totaling more than $170.00, or
• New types of medical expenses reported when the household is already receiving the Standard Medical Deduction (SMD).
The SMD applies to verified medical expenses totaling $35.01 to $170.00. SNAP households already receiving the SMD should not have their medical expenses verified at recertification unless they are questionable or a new type of expense is reported. If a new type of medical expense is reported, verification should be requested of the new expense only.
Examples of when to request verification for medical expenses have been added to the manual section.
• Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.