1140.000.00 SIMPLIFIED REPORTING

1140.025.10.05 Exemptions to Notice of Adverse Action

IM-40, April 14, 2021; IM-#75 June 20, 2002

An advance notice of adverse action is not needed for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in the following situations:

  • The household’s allotment varies from month-to-month within the certification to take into account changes anticipated at the time of certification and the household was notified at the time of certification.
  • The household applied for Income Maintenance (IM) benefits and SNAP benefits at the same time, was approved for SNAP benefits pending approval of the IM grant and was notified at the time of certification that SNAP benefits would be reduced upon approval of the IM grant.
  • Postponed verification is received from a household certified on an expedited basis that changes the benefit amount and the household was notified at the time of certification that benefits would be adjusted without prior notice.
  • Recoupment of a claim is initiated against a household who previously received a notice of adverse action with respect to the claim.
  • Mail sent to the household’s address is returned by the post office indicating no known forwarding address.
  • The household voluntarily requests, in writing or in the presence of a staff, that its participation be terminated. If the household does not provide a written request, send the household a letter confirming the voluntary withdrawal.
  • An household member is disqualified for Intentional Program Violation (IPV).
  • When recoupment of benefits is initiated.
  • Notification has been received from a reliable source that the household is not or will not be residing in the state. Close the case effective for the following month allowing the household to receive full months benefit in its new state of residence.
  • When a mass adjustment occurs such as in 1140.005.35 Mass Adjustments.