SNAP Handbook Operations Memoranda

OPS Number

Description

Chapter/
Section

OPS Date

OPS190903

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

September 25, 2019

OPS190901

Treatment of Income from Temporary Census Bureau Employment

not linked

September 12, 2019

OPS180304

Changes to SNAP Eligibility for Community College Students and SNAP Keys

not linked

March 19, 2018

OPS170202

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs) mailers

not linked

February 10, 2017

OPS170102

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Change

not linked

January 6, 2017

OPS160902

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Receiving Veteran Affairs (VA) Benefits

535.32

September 14, 2016

OPS160901

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Change

not linked

September 9, 2016

OPS160802

Deactivating EBT Cards for Deceased Households

not linked

August 24, 2016

OPS160801

County Assistance Office Advancement Account (CAOAA) Policy

not linked

August 19, 2016

OPS160602

Elderly/Disabled Simplified Application Process (ESAP) for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Demonstration Project   

not linked

June 8, 2016

OPS150605

Expedited Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) System Enhancements

not linked

June 25, 2015

OPS150403

Eliminating the Resources Test for Categorically eligible supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households

540

April 22, 2015

OPS150202

Enterprise Data Exchange (EDX)

570

February 25, 2015

OPS150106

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Change

not linked

January 23, 2015

OPS150105

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training Program Changes

535

January 16, 2015

OPS141204

Phone Translation Services:  Propio LS LLC

not linked

December 30, 2014

OPS141002

Processing Same Gender Married Couples

510

October 9, 2014

OPS140101

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Change

not linked

January 17, 2014

OPS131002

Additional Online Forms and Enhancements to the Pending Verification/Appointment Notice Process

not linked

October 3, 2013

OPS130901

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

September, 18, 2013

OPS130802

Renewal Interview for Elderly Disabled Households with No Earned Income

not linked

August 16, 2013

OPS130406

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services (COMPASS) Service Delivery Enhancements

not linked

April 26, 2013

OPS130203

Delaying the Expedited Interview for Certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applications

not linked (506)

February 15, 2013
Revised February 19, 2013

OPS130201

Enhancements to eCIS Job Search and Sanction Process

not linked

February 11, 2013

OPS130104

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Income Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) Safeguarding Requirements

not linked

January 29, 2013

OPS121104

Automatic SNAP Replacement for Food Lost Due to Hurricane Sandy for October 2012

not linked

November 16, 2012

OPS121102

Revisions to the Implementation Support eCIS Error Reporting Process: Toolkit Section 7

not linked

November 2, 2012

OPS120904

Expedited Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Case Comments

506

September 27, 2012

OPS120901

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

September 12, 2012

OPS120601

Good Cause Changes

not linked

June 5, 2012

OPS120501

Changes Related to Special Allowances or Supportive Services (SPAL)

not linked

May 4, 2012

OPS120406

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services (COMPASS) Attach Scanned Documents (ASD)

535.4

April 23, 2012

OPS120405

Modification of the Asset Limit for Categorically eligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households

540

April 19, 2012
Effective May 1, 2012

OPS120204

Residency Review Based on EBT Out of State Transactions

not linked

February 21, 2012

OPS111001

Improvements to Patients and Providers Act (SNAP/MIPPA) Demonstration Pilot Project

not linked

October 4, 2011
Revised October 1, 2012

OPS110805

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Plan for Response to Hurricane Irene

not linked

August 30, 2011

OPS110801

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Scheduling of SNAP Application Interviews and 100% Review of Proposed SNAP Rejections Using Codes 042 and 047.

504.1

August 9, 2011

OPS110701

Requirements to Align all Budgets in a Case Record with a Common Renewal Date

570, 571, 576.1

July 6, 2011

OPS100904

Heat and Eat initiative

560.81

September 10, 2010

OPS100902

Five-Year Bar

522

September 8, 2010

OPS100702

Card and Supply Ordering Procedure Changes

580.6

July 26, 2010

OPS100604

Implementation of Revised Client Notices

577

June 3, 2010

OPS100501

EBT Security Guidelines

580.6

May 13, 2010

OPS100404

Office of Inspector General Field investigations

578.2, 578.6, 578.8

April 27, 2010

OPS101001

Security Requirements for Using the Pennsylvania Child Support Enforcement System

Not linked

October 5, 2010

OPS100903

Adverse Action Change from 13 Days to 15 Days for Manual Client Notices

577.3

September 9, 2010

OPS100803

Changes to Birth Certificates Issued in Puerto Rico

520.1, 522.2, 578.3

August 30, 2010

OPS100301

Five-Year Bar

522

March 16, 2010

OPS100205

Shared Custody

510.22

March 2, 2010

OPS091201

Treatment of Increase in Unemployment Compensation Income for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households

550.3

December 1, 2009

OPS090902M

The Work NumberĀ® Express Service Pilot

Not linked

September 18, 2009

OPS090902S

Food Stamps (FS) Inter-County Transfer

Not linked

February 18, 2009

OPS090901

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

560.3

September 10, 2009

OPS090805

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Work Requirements for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs)

575.24

August 20, 2009

OPS090803

Telephone Interview requirements at Application

504.4

August 5, 2009

OPS090705

Simplified reporting Requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food Stamps Households with all Elderly or Disabled Adults members with No Earned Income

571.11

July 28, 2009

OPS090702

Expansion of Categorical Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households

512.1

July 21, 2009

OPS090602

Extended Food Stamps (EFS) Benefit Expansion

568.8, 568-E

June 16, 2009

OPS090505

Waiver of the Interview Requirement for Elderly of Disabled Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households interviewed by a Community- Based-Organization (CBO)

504.41

May 28, 2009

OPS090503

Renaming the Food Stamp Program to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Not linked

May 14, 2009

OPS090502

Food Stamp Interview Requirements

Not linked

May 14, 2009

OPS090404

Support Received from an Income Tax Intercept

Not linked

April 8, 2009

OPS090403

Increase in Unemployment Compensation

Not linked

April 8, 2009

OPS090401

Economic Recovery Payment of $250

Not linked

April 7, 2009

OPS090301

Economic Stimulus Package-Increase to Food Stamp (FS) Benefits

Not linked

March 9, 2009

OPS090203

Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) Exemption to Time-Limited Participation

575.24

February 27, 2009

OPS081203

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Not linked

Revised January 9, 2009

OPS081206

New Three-year period for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

575.24

December 26, 2008

OPS081204

Reviewing Food Stamp (FS) Households with Dependent Care Expenses

Not linked

December 26, 2008

OPS080910

Eligibility for Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants

522.1

October 6, 2008

OPS080909

Time Frame for Suspending Food Stamps (FS) and Cash Assistance When There is No Electronic Benefit Transfer Activity (EBT)

Not linked

September 30, 2008

OPS080905

Expanded Categorical Eligibility For Food Stamp (FS) Households

512.1

September 25, 2008

OPS080802

Renewal Periods for Elderly/Disabled Households With Earned Income and When a Food Stamp Household is Enrolled or Removed from Semiannual Reporting (SAR)  

575.21

August 14, 2008

OPS080702

Waiver of the Interview Requirement for Elderly or Disabled Food Stamp Household Interviewed by a Community-Based Organization (CBO)  

504.41

July 29, 2008

OPS080301

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) Waiver Update

Not linked

March 7, 2008

OPS080202

Notice Dates for All Manual Notices

Not linked

February 11, 2008

OPS080101

Introduction of revised Semiannual reporting (SAR) Form and Late/Incomplete Notice (L/N)

Not linked

January 23, 2008

OPS070802

Shortening Food Stamp (FS) Certification Periods at Application for TANF or Medicaid

575.1, 575.2, 576.1

August 23, 2007

OPS070602

Consistency in Time frames for Reporting Changes for Food Stamp Households

570.1

June 11, 2007

OPS070214

Notice of Missed Interview

576.4

October 12, 2006

OPS050305

Food Stamp Program (FS) Income Exclusions Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005.

550.5

March 25, 2005

OPS040503

Addendum to Application for Benefits (AAB) for the Food Stamp Program (FSP)

576.3

May 4, 2004
Revised July 16, 2004

OPS030310

Face-to-Face Interviews

504.4

March 25, 2003
Revised March 26, 2003