Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual – Table of Contents

1105.015.04.10 Eligibility Unit Groups

IM-#56 June 11, 2013

  • An eligibility group is made up of two or more individuals whom:
    • Live together and customarily purchase food and prepare meals together for home consumption;
    • Live together and some or all individuals are eligible for delivered meals and/or communal dining program;
    • lives in a residential treatment program  authorized by FNS which provides meals (refer to FS Manual section 1135.005.15 Residents of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers). Include the individuals children if the children are living with the parent/s at the residential treatment center.
    • lives with others but is unable to purchase and prepare meals because he/she is disabled. The individual must be:
      • 60 years of age or older and receiving SSA based on permanent disability, or
      • 60 years of age or older determined by the Medical Review Team (MRT) to have a non-disease related permanent disability.
      • NOTE:  The countable income of the others with whom the individual resides:
        • cannot exceed 165 percent of the poverty level; and
        • is the gross income of the others with whom the individual resides determined as if they were applying to participate in the Food Stamp Program.
    • lives with his or her spouse and the spouse is eligible for delivered meals and/or communal dining program.