Correction: SNAP Student Eligibility, Convicted Felons, Lottery and Gambling, and State Verification Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014
The Food and Nutrition Service published a final rule on April 15, 2019, (84 FR 15083), that implements four sections of the Agricultural Act of 2014 affecting eligibility, benefits, and program administration requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
This document makes a technical correction to add the burden on SNAP individuals/households to report lottery or gambling winnings to State SNAP agencies to the burden details below based on a prior estimate in IC 0584-0064. It is estimated that a total of 27,500 participants, or 550 SNAP participants per State, will spend a total of 4,593 hours at a rate of .167 hours per response to report their substantial winnings to the State SNAP agency at a rate of $7.25 per hour for a total estimated cost of $33,296 for all respondents annually.
FNS utilized the estimate of .167 hours to report a change based on a prior estimate in IC 0584-0064 on how long it takes a household to complete a simplified periodic report. FNS is not including the burden on SNAP individuals/households to reapply for benefits should they become eligible again. Since individuals/households applying for SNAP benefits are already required to report income and assets, the impact of this decision is negligible.