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#17-12-ELI: Clarification on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Definition of Disability

(This Policy Bulletin Replaces PB #12-40-ELI)

This policy bulletin has been revised to inform staff that the following criteria for being determined disabled for SNAP has been removed from the procedure:

-Pending an Supplemental Security Income (SSI) decision if one of the following conditions are met:

-Non-citizens with Employability Code 43 (SSI pending) may be considered disabled while awaiting or appealing the SSI determination.

-Cash Assistance received by non-citizens with AIDS or HIV-related illness and who are receiving benefits from the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA).

Pending an SSI decision was removed because filing an application for SSI or appealing an SSI determination does not on its own confer disability status for SNAP. In addition, being a recipient of services from HASA or receiving an enhanced rent subsidy from HASA does not confer disability status for SNAP because the assessment necessary to receive benefits from HASA cannot at all times be determined to be at least as stringent as the definition of being disabled under Title XVI of the Social Security Act.



Created: 3/13/2017