Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual

1142.055.15.15 Offset

IM-#142 December 2, 2005

When an EU is eligible for restored food stamp benefits and there is a claim balance, the restored benefits are applied to the outstanding claim balance. Restored benefits are paid if, through no fault of the EU, there is an under-issuance. Complete a budget to determine the amount of the restored benefits on the Worker Initiated Budget Calculation Area (WIBCA) screen. If there is a claim balance, the restored benefits are applied first to the claim, and the remainder issued to the EU. Enter the amount of the claim balance, up to the amount of the restored benefits in the Offset field on WIBCA. Apply restored benefits each month to outstanding food stamp claims, until the claims are paid in full. For instructions refer to FAMIS user guide WIBCA.

Complete a CARS-2 for the total amount of the offset using a credit transaction code 07, and send to the Division of Budget and Finance (DBF).

For instructions see CARS User Guide ENTERING REPAYMENT AGREEMENTS AND PROCESSING PAYMENTS IN THE CLAIMS ACCOUNTING AND RESTITUTION SYSTEM (CARS).