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Identifying Program Components and Practices that Influence SNAP Application Processing Timeliness Rates

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PDF Icon Summary (47.59 KB)
PDF Icon Final Report (834.31 KB)
PDF Icon Appendix A and B (353.58 KB)
PDF Icon Appendix C (2.78 MB)
PDF Icon Appendix D (216.83 KB)
PDF Icon Appendix E (740.76 KB)

This study sought to better understand the root causes of SNAP application timeliness concerns. A comprehensive in-depth study of program components and practices adopted by the 50 states and the District of Columbia to process SNAP applications was conducted. The study objectives are to understand the characteristics of states’ application processing procedures and examine what facilitates or impedes states’ ability to meet federal requirements for application timeliness.

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