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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Section 806 - State Option for Eligibility Standards

Last Modified: 04/11/2014

Section 806 - State Option for Eligibility Standards

Q. Can fingerimaging be made an eligibility criterion?

A. Fingerimaging cannot be made an eligibility criterion, and waivers will not be allowed to permit the use of fingerimaging. However, in accordance with current policy, fingerimaging may be used as a method for ensuring that a person does not participate in more than one jurisdiction in any month. This is because the law requires States to have a system for preventing duplicate participation and if that is the method chosen by a State, an individual may not receive their benefits if they refuse to comply with the State's fingerimaging requirements.