Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual

1120.025.00 Signing the Application

IM-104 July 12, 2022; IM-27 March 19, 2004

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application must be signed. The application can be signed by the applicant, a responsible household member, legal guardian, or conservator (acting as authorized representative), or an authorized representative.

When a legal guardian, conservator, or other individual serves as the authorized representative and completes the application, advise of the need to report required changes on behalf of the household according to the change reporting (see 1140.005.05 Change Reported Timely).

NOTE: SNAP households are liable for overissuances resulting from erroneous information provided by the household members or authorized representatives.

Valid signatures include written, typed or electronic. Typed and electronic signatures must include an attestation that the information provided is true and complete. Applications received through the online process at include an electronic signature.