|DATE:||November 26, 2012|
|SUBJECT:||Questions and Answers on Measuring for the Timeliness of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applications for Recertification|
|TO:||All Regional Directors
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The attached document provides answers to inquiries from state agencies on measuring for the timeliness of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applications for recertification (Item 70). As you are aware, states are required to measure for recertification timeliness beginning in Fiscal Year 2013. The attached questions and answers should help state agencies implement the new measure as smoothly as possible.
As you are aware, we developed several tools to help states become more familiar with the recertification timeliness measure. We have posted the most current versions on PartnerWeb under "Timeliness of Recertification" in the SNAP Policy folder. We were alerted to an inconsistency in Step 1 of Tool 1 and have revised and reposted the tool accordingly. We also want to make sure all state agencies are using the most current recertification timeliness tools available. Several of the questions we received were related to outdated tools. The tools may be updated again if any changes are needed, and we will let you know if we make any major changes.
Program Development Division