Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: OCTOBER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MASS ADJUSTMENT FY2023
MANUAL REVISIONS #
The SNAP Mass Adjustment will go into effect for all applicants and participants as of October 1, 2022.
During the SNAP Mass Adjustment income maximums, resource maximums, utility standards and deductions are updated to reflect changes based on the cost of living. Policy sections were updated along with the following documents:
- Change Reporting Requirements
- Basis of Issuance Tables
- Reporting Changes for SNAP Participants (IM-4)
- Manually Calculating a Food Stamp Budget
- SNAP Program Changes Flyer
- Standards History Chart
Updates to the Maximums, Utility Standards and Deductions:
|Allotment Types||Allotment Amounts|
|Standard Deductions|| 1-4 Household Members $193
5 Household Members $225
6+ Household Members $258
|Utility Standards|| SUA $441
|Excess Shelter Deduction||$624|
|Homeless Standard Deduction||$166.81|
|Standard Medical Deduction||$170|
|Gross (130%) Maximum||Increased|
|Net (100%) Maximum||Increased|
|FPL (165%) Maximum*||Increased|
Update to Threshold for Change Reporting: The threshold for reporting required changes for a SNAP household remains at $125.
Update to the Resource Limit: The resource limit changed from $3,750 to $4,250 for households with at least one elderly or disabled member and from $2,500 to $2,750 for all other households.
Update to the threshold for reporting substantial lottery or gambling winnings: Increased from $3,750 to $4,250.
Notices: All households with an allotment increase or decrease will be sent a FA-150 Action Notice dated September 27, 2022. The notice informs the household of the following:
- The Standard Deduction and Excess Shelter Maximums have changed.
- The Utility Standard Allowances have changed.
- The household SNAP allotment for October has changed.
Fair Hearing Request: When a fair hearing is requested, follow current fair hearing request procedures.
Conflict of Actions: FAMIS will adjust active SNAP cases during the mass adjustment, even if the case has a pending adverse action. A conflict of action is created if there is a pending adverse action when the mass adjustment is completed. Staff should void the pending adverse action and process the mass adjustment adverse action following these steps:
- Void the first (pending) adverse action on the Action Resolution (FM50 or ACTRES) screen.
- Complete the eligibility determination on the Eligibility Determination Resolution screen (FM3Y or EDRES).
- Authorize the new action, even if the action is a benefit reduction or closing.
Cases Not Adjusted: Pending applications and cases with pending changes cannot be adjusted during the mass adjustment and require staff to take action. When staff complete the appropriate action, the case will be automatically adjusted.
The following are examples of cases not adjusted:
- Expedited households that are active with postponed verification (APV status).
- Any household with an incomplete eligibility determination, such as when there is insufficient data (ISD).
- Any household in the controlled flow.
- If an unacceptable or blank verification code is entered for a program element.
- Any household with pending verification.
MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD):
The SUA or the telephone standard is used in calculating the Community Spouse (CS) allotment for vendor cases. This calculation is completed by the eligibility system based on the shelter expenses and utility standards entered by staff. The MHABD manual has been updated to reflect the new standards in Appendix B, Appendix J, and 0815.030.10.10.10 Determining Allotment to the Community Spouse.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.