Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual

1102.005.00 Sources of Verification

IM-42 April 14, 2021; IM-137 November 21, 2005; IM-47 April 15, 2002

The household has primary responsibility for providing documentary evidence to support statements made at application and to resolve any questionable information. Staff must assist the household in obtaining this verification provided the household is cooperating. Households may supply documentary evidence in person, through the mail, by fax or electronic device, or through an authorized representative. The household must not be required to present verification in person.

One or more of the following methods of verification are used to determine an individual’s eligibility for benefits.