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

1105.025.50 Resolving Noncompliance with Work Registration

IM-#113 december 29, 2008 IM-#98 August 31, 2005,  IM-#103 October 4, 2004,  IM-#9, February 6, 2002,  IM-#32 April 1, 1999

Work registration non-compliance may be resolved by:

All initial applications non-timely reapplications including a sanctioned EU member are pended for verification of compliance with METP requirements for 30 days. Timely reapplications including a sanctioned individual are pended until the end of the certification for compliance. If the sanctioned individual complies within 30 days of the date of an initial/non-timely application or by the end of the certification for timely reapplications, go to the Sanction/Disqualification (FMAM) screen and end the sanction following the instructions outlined in the Updating/Ending a Sanction or Disqualification user guide. FAMIS determines the individual is eligible for benefits from the date of application when making an initial application and the first month of the new certification for timely/non-timely reapplications if s/he has served the mandatory length of sanction.

NOTE: The compliance date can be prior to the sanction start date. This occurs when an individual complies before the start date of the sanction but after the conciliation period and adverse action period have expired. These sanctions are ended (not deleted) because the sanction must still be recorded.

If the individual does not comply by the 30th day or end of the certification period, FAMIS rejects the individual and approves the remaining EU members if there is no other outstanding verification and they are eligible for benefits. If a one person EU, FAMIS rejects the application.

If a sanctioned EU member who is included in an active EU complies with METP requirements, go to the Sanction/Disqualification (FMAM) screen and enter the compliance date and reason. The individual becomes eligible for benefits the month following the end of the sanction if s/he has served the mandatory length of sanction. If the sanctioned individual has not served the mandatory length of sanction, s/he remains ineligible for benefits until the mandatory sanction has been served.

A sanction may be cured or ended during the conciliation and adverse action period. If the non-complying EU member complies or becomes exempt or excluded before the expiration of the FA-510 Adverse Action Notice, go to the Sanction/Disqualification (FMAM) screen and delete the sanction (refer to the Deleting a Sanction or Disqualification user guide). Once the adverse action has expired, the sanction is imposed unless it is later verified the individual complied (not became exempt or excluded) prior to the expiration of the FA-510, Adverse Action notice.

If the individual became exempt, excluded, or had good cause prior to the sanction, but did not notify FSD of the exemption, exclusion, or good cause, the sanction is imposed. End the sanction with the date of the report as the compliance date.