Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual

1125.010.00 Expedited Service Criteria

IM-134 December 21, 2021; IM-50 June 4, 2007; IM-27 March 19, 2004; IM-219 December 17, 2001

Households making an initial application (or non-timely recertification received within 30 days past the previous certification) who are eligible for SNAP and meet any one of the expedited criteria are qualified for expedited service:

  • Households, including those considered categorically eligible, whose countable monthly gross income— minus court-ordered child support paid— is less than $150 AND liquid resources are not exceeding $100 (i.e., cash on hand, checking or savings accounts, savings certificates, and lump sum payments);
  • Households with a combined countable monthly gross income— minus court-ordered child support paid and liquid resources— less than monthly shelter costs; or
  • destitute migrant or seasonal farm worker households, provided liquid resources do not exceed $100

NOTE: Households other than migrant or seasonal farm worker households cannot be classified as destitute.