Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: CORRECTION TO THE REPORTING AMOUNT FOR LOTTERY OR GAMBLING WINNINGS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
The threshold for reporting lottery/gambling winnings is based on the resource maximum of elderly/disabled SNAP households. Therefore, the threshold for reporting lottery or gambling winnings increased to $3,750 from $3,500 for all SNAP households.
Policy updates also clarify winnings that exceed the resource maximum from a single game must be reported, instead of combining multiple winnings.
EXAMPLE: Tina won $3,000 from a bet (or slot machine “hit”) at the casino. She won another $2,000 the same day from another bet. Tina left the casino with a total of $5,000. She does not have to report the winnings because neither win was the result of a bet that exceeded the reporting requirement of $3,750.
• Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.