1105.015.00 Eligibility Unit Determination

1105.015.10.65 Disqualification Due to Criminal Convictions/Non-compliance

IM-81 June 14, 2022

An individual is not eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits if they have been convicted as an adult of one of the following crimes and are not in compliance with the terms of the sentence or is a parole or probation violator:

  • Aggravated sexual abuse under section 2241 of title 18, United States Code;
  • Murder under section 1111 of title 18, United States Code
  • Sexual exploitation and other abuse of children under chapter 110 of title 18, United States Code
  • A Federal or State offense involving sexual assault, as defined in section 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925(a))
  • An offense under State law determined by the Attorney General to be substantially similar to a crime listed above

NOTE: Disqualifications do not apply to convictions for conduct occurring on or before February 7, 2014, the date of enactment of the 2014 Farm Bill.

The income and resources of a person disqualified under this section are considered available to the remaining household members, and must be entered into the eligibility system.

The disqualification remains in place until the participant is again in compliance with the terms of the sentence, parole, or probation.

Household attestation is acceptable verification of the conviction and compliance for adult household members. Do not request additional verification or attempt to verify through other sources.