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SNAP - Clarification - Issuance of Benefits When Household Is Ineligible in the Initial Month of Application

It has come to our attention that some State agencies are not in compliance with the requirement to issue a household's initial month of benefits within 30 days of the date of application. A survey of a number of States indicates that many State agencies handle initial issuances differently for those households that are determined ineligible for benefits in the month of application (e.g., the household is over income) but eligible for benefits in the subsequent month.