|DATE:||May 27. 2011|
|SUBJECT:||Questions and Answers on Online Applications|
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
This memorandum provides questions and answers about state online application compliance with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations. The attachment gives clarification about compliance issues emphasized in the Online Application Review Results and Action Items memorandum issued Dec. 17, 2010.
State online applications can increase program access by providing more flexibility for households interested in applying for SNAP. The intent of the review was to identify and resolve regulatory compliance issues present in many online applications that create barriers for applicants. We hope this memo addresses questions state agencies may have as they work to correct application deficiencies following the stipulations of the online application memo.
We thank you for your efforts to improve program access by working with your states to bring their applications in to compliance with SNAP regulations.
Program Development Division