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

1115.020.15 Advances on Wages

Consider wages held at the request of the employee as income to the household in the month the wages would otherwise be paid by the employer. However, wages held by the employer as a general practice, even if in violation of law, are not counted as income to the household unless the household anticipates that it will ask for and receive an advance. If the household anticipates that it will receive income from previously held wages, count as income at the time the wages are received. Advances on wages only count as income if reasonably anticipated to be received during the certification period.