Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

FY 2006 Application Processing Timeliness

Last Modified: 11/14/2013

FNS evaluates application processing timeliness (APT) as part of the quality control (QC) review process. State QC reviewers evaluate APT during the State QC review. For States potentially eligible for performance bonuses (the top 10 or so) Federal QC reviewers validate timeliness for all cases and Federal/State disagreements about timeliness are subject to arbitration. Timeliness is calculated by dividing the number of cases timely processed by the number of cases subject to the timeliness measure. A case is considered processed timely if the household has an opportunity to participate within seven days of the application date for expedited service cases and within 30 days of the application date for regular processing cases. This measure is not a strict measure of regulatory compliance. In some cases, applicant-caused delay (such as missing an interview on an expedited application) may result in the action being coded as untimely although the State agency was in full compliance with program regulations. Cases that are properly pended for the household's failure to provide verification are excluded from the measure.

(Oct 05-Sept 06)

State Rate

1 MASSACHUSETTS 98.82
2 KENTUCKY 97.68
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 97.22
4 WEST VIRGINIA 96.74
5 NORTH CAROLINA 96.66
6 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 95.85
7 NEW HAMPSHIRE 95.83
8 OKLAHOMA 95.25
9 WASHINGTON 95.22
10 UTAH 95.12
11 MAINE 94.94
12 MONTANA 94.27
13 IOWA 94.22
14 ILLINOIS 94.03
15 OREGON 93.72
16 MISSOURI 93.60
17 NEW JERSEY 93.08
18 SOUTH CAROLINA 92.91
19 MINNESOTA 92.64
20 WYOMING 92.64
21 NEW MEXICO 92.55
22 LOUISIANA 92.05
23 ARKANSAS 91.79
24 CALIFORNIA 91.38
25 NORTH DAKOTA 91.12
26 TENNESSEE 90.80
27 VIRGINIA 90.41
28 WISCONSIN 90.26
29 KANSAS 89.61
30 MISSISSIPPI 88.89
31 RHODE ISLAND 88.78
32 PENNSYLVANIA 88.42
33 GEORGIA 87.50
34 OHIO 87.45
35 VIRGIN ISLANDS 87.14
36 VERMONT 86.99
37 NEW YORK 86.67
38 FLORIDA 86.66
39 NEBRASKA 85.61
40 ALASKA 85.34
41 MARYLAND 85.16
42 ALABAMA 84.74
43 IDAHO 83.06
44 INDIANA 81.59
45 MICHIGAN 81.53
46 CONNECTICUT 81.43
47 NEVADA 81.30
48 DELAWARE 80.00
49 ARIZONA 78.08
50 HAWAII 77.21
51 TEXAS 76.52
52 COLORADO 65.57
53 GUAM 61.19