On-Line Application Systems
In June 2009, FNS conducted a survey of States’ SNAP on-line applications. The survey requested information about the systems’ functions, state application processing procedures following the on-line application, and system usage and state agency contacts. Currently 23 States allow an applicant to fill out an application found on the State’s SNAP web site and transmit it electronically to the state agency to begin processing. Although included in the survey, Indiana’s and California’s operating systems are not state-wide but are available to significant portions of their caseload. Other states are in various stages of development including piloting and testing new systems, but they are not yet operational, and are not included in the survey.