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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

FY 2007 Application Processing Timeliness

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.

(Sept. 30, 2008)

    State Rate
1 MASSACHUSETTS 99.34
2 WEST VIRGINIA 98.36
3 MAINE 97.67
4 MISSOURI 97.51
5 NORTH CAROLINA 96.39
6 MONTANA 95.85
7 LOUISIANA 95.44
8 NORTH DAKOTA 95.18
9 SOUTH DAKOTA 94.96
10 KENTUCKY 94.75
11 UTAH 94.42
12 WYOMING 94.12
13 ILLINOIS 93.49
14 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 93.48
15 WASHINGTON 93.31
16 SOUTH CAROLINA 92.81
17 NEW HAMPSHIRE 92.13
18 OREGON 91.88
19 GEORGIA 91.64
20 PENNSYLVANIA 91.25
21 NEW MEXICO 91.00
22 ARKANSAS 90.93
23 IOWA 90.48
24 MINNESOTA 90.27
25 WISCONSIN 90.16
26 OKLAHOMA 89.97
27 TENNESSEE 89.74
28 NEW YORK 89.34
29 VIRGINIA 88.73
30 MISSISSIPPI 88.25
31 NEBRASKA 87.84
32 NEW JERSEY 87.67
33 MARYLAND 87.56
34 KANSAS 87.14
35 RHODE ISLAND 86.62
36 VERMONT 85.09
37 ALABAMA 84.83
38 VIRGIN ISLANDS 84.62
39 NEVADA 84.54
40 ALASKA 84.18
41 OHIO 83.59
42 CONNECTICUT 82.99
43 CALIFORNIA 82.66
44 ARIZONA 81.63
45 FLORIDA 81.19
46 HAWAII 81.18
47 INDIANA 80.00
48 IDAHO 80.00
49 MICHIGAN 78.55
50 TEXAS 78.17
51 DELAWARE 73.23
52 COLORADO 70.67
53 GUAM 68.42

 

Last modified: 07/25/2013