SNAP Handbook Operations Memoranda

OPS Number

Description

Chapter/
Section

OPS Date

OPS-24-03-01

Revised Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) due to the end of the Unwinding of Continuous Coverage

not linked

Revised April 1, 2024

March 19, 2024

OPS-23-12-04

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

not linked

December 20, 2023

OPS-23-08-06

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

August 31, 2023

OPS-23-08-04

Requirement to Attempt to Reengage SNAP Employment and Training Participants

not linked

August 18, 2023

OPS-23-08-03

Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs) waived areas for September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024

not linked

August 11, 2023

OPS-23-08-02

Revised Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) due to the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) of 2023

not linked

Revised March 13, 2024

August 11, 2023

OPS-23-07-01

Revised Replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Stolen Through Card Skimming, Cloning, and Other Electronic Means

not linked

Revised April 12, 2024

Revised August 2, 2023

July 12, 2023

OPS-23-06-03

Revised New Requirement to Inform Certain SNAP Recipients of Work Rules

not linked

Revised June 30, 2023

June 14, 2023

OPS-23-06-01

SNAP Eligibility for Students

not linked

Revised June 28, 2023

June 12, 2023

OPS-23-03-04

Revised Procedures for Handling Returned Mail during the Unwinding Period due to the Ending of Continuous Coverage Requirement

not linked

Revised June 26, 2023

March 27, 2023

OPS-23-05-02

SNAP Eligibility for Students

not linked

June 12, 2023

OPS-18-03-04

Changes to SNAP Eligibility for Community College Students and SNAP Keys

not linked

Revised June 12, 2023

March 19, 2018

OPS-23-05-01

Student Eligibility Changes for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) due to the end of the Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE)

not linked

May 19, 2023

OPS-23-04-06

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Big Rule and Acting on Unclear Information

not linked

April 25, 2023

OPS-23-04-03

Guaranteed Income (GI) Pilots

not linked

April 5, 2023

OPS-23-04-02

Revised Temporary Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) due to the ending of the Public Health Emergency

not linked

Revised April 1, 2024

Revised May 3, 2023

April 3, 2023

OPS-23-04-01

Interim Process for Social Security Administration (SSA) Referrals for Non-citizens to Obtain a Social Security Number (SSN)

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April 3, 2023

OPS-23-01-01

Revised Information Updates Received from Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)

not linked

Revised May 3, 2023

Revised March 31, 2023

 

OPS-23-02-02

Revised Ending of Emergency Allotments for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households

not linked

Revised March 30, 2023

February 3, 2023

OPS-21-11-01

Revised Eligibility for Afghan Nationals and Acceptable Documentation of Immigration Status

not linked

Revised September 13, 2023

Revised February 22, 2023

Revised October 7, 2022

November 15, 2021

OPS-22-12-02

Revised Procedures for Handling Returned Mail

not linked

Revised January 30, 2023

December 6, 2022

OPS-23-01-02

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Cost of

Living Adjustment (COLA) Change

not linked

January 27, 2023

OPS-22-09-01

Revised Eligibility for Ukrainian Nationals with Humanitarian Parole and Acceptable Documentation of Immigration Status

not linked

Revised October 13, 2022

September 1, 2022

OPS-22-09-05

Increasing the Income Limits for Expanded Categorically Eligible (CE) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households

not linked

September 30, 2022

OPS-22-09-03

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

September 15, 2022

OPS-22-01-03

Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Application Interview Process

not linked

Revised August 19, 2022

January 27, 2022

OPS-22-07-04

Changes to Benefit Expungement Timeframes for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Cash Assistance Benefits

not linked

July 19, 2022

OPS-22-03-01

Revised CAO Procedure for Inter-County Transfers (ICT)

not linked

Revised April 12, 2024

March 7, 2022

OPS-22-02-01

COVID-19 Employment and Training (E&T) Procedures

not linked

February 11, 2022

OPS-21-09-02

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

September 17, 2021

OPS-21-06-01

Temporary Changes to Interview Requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applications Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency

not linked

Revised December 20, 2021

Revised September 24, 2021

June 24, 2021

OPS-21-05-01

Emergency Monthly Payments Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households

not linked

May 18, 2021

OPS-21-02-02

Reverse Referral Form (PA 1951)

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February 5, 2021

OPS-21-02-01

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Resources and Procedures

not linked

February 1, 2021

OPS-21-01-02

Temporary Expansion of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility for Students of Higher Education

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Revised May 7, 2021

January 28, 2021

OPS-21-01-01

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Cost of

Living Adjustment (COLA) Change

not linked

January 25, 2021

OPS-20-12-06

Temporary Increase of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Maximum Allotments by 15 Percent

not linked

Revised May 3, 2021

December 31, 2020

OPS-20-09-08

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

Revised October 2, 2020

September 30, 2020

OPS-20-09-04

Second and Subsequent Training Policy

not linked

September 18, 2020

OPS-20-08-04

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Expiration of Expedited SNAP (EX-SNAP) Interview Waiver

not linked

September 1, 2020

OPS-02-08-03

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) September Renewal Modifications and SNAP Interview Requirements Reinstatement

not linked

August 24, 2020

OPS-20-08-01

Changes to Education Policy

not linked

Revised September 30, 2020

August 12, 2020

OPS-20-07-02

Program Referral Changes to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Road to Economic Self-Sufficiency through Employment and Training (RESET)

not linked

 

Revised August 21, 2020

July 10, 2020

 

OPS-20-05-02

Unemployment Income COVID-19

not linked

May 5, 2020

OPS-20-05-01

Issuing Emergency One-Time Payments Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households That Are Not Receiving the Maximum Benefit Allotment

not linked

May 1, 2020

OPS-20-04-01

Revised Temporary Changes to Interview Requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applications and Renewals due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency

not linked

Revised October 9, 2020

Revised May 29, 2020

April 1, 2020

OPS-20-03-04

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) Statewide Waiver for Time-Limited Participation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

not linked

March 31, 2020

OPS-20-03-03

Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency

not linked

Revised December 9, 2020

Revised May 19, 2020

Revised April 8, 2020

March 23, 2020

OPS-19-09-03

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

September 25, 2019

OPS-19-09-01

Treatment of Income from Temporary Census Bureau Employment

not linked

September 12, 2019

OPS-17-02-02

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

not linked

February 10, 2017

OPS-17-01-02

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

not linked

January 6, 2017

OPS-16-09-02

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

535.32

September 14, 2016

OPS-16-09-01

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Change

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September 9, 2016

OPS-16-08-02

Deactivating EBT Cards for Deceased Households

not linked

August 24, 2016

OPS-16-08-01

County Assistance Office Advancement Account (CAOAA) Policy

not linked

August 19, 2016

OPS-16-06-02

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

not linked

June 8, 2016

OPS-15-06-05

Expedited Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) System Enhancements

not linked

June 25, 2015

OPS-15-04-03

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

540

April 22, 2015

OPS-15-02-02

Enterprise Data Exchange (EDX)

570

February 25, 2015

OPS-15-01-06

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Change

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January 23, 2015

OPS-14-12-04

Phone Translation Services:  Propio LS LLC

not linked

December 30, 2014

OPS-14-10-02

Processing Same Gender Married Couples

510

October 9, 2014

OPS-14-01-01

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Change

not linked

January 17, 2014

OPS-13-10-02

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

not linked

October 3, 2013

OPS-13-09-01

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

September, 18, 2013

OPS-13-08-02

Renewal Interview for Elderly Disabled Households with No Earned Income

not linked

August 16, 2013

OPS-13-04-06

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

not linked

April 26, 2013

OPS-13-02-03

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

not linked (506)

February 15, 2013
Revised February 19, 2013

OPS-13-02-01

Enhancements to eCIS Job Search and Sanction Process

not linked

February 11, 2013

OPS-13-01-04

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

not linked

January 29, 2013

OPS-12-11-04

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

not linked

November 16, 2012

OPS-12-11-02

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

not linked

November 2, 2012

OPS-12-09-01

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

September 12, 2012

OPS-12-06-01

Good Cause Changes

not linked

June 5, 2012

OPS-12-05-01

Changes Related to Special Allowances or Supportive Services (SPAL)

not linked

May 4, 2012

OPS-12-04-06

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

535.4

April 23, 2012

OPS-12-04-05

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

540

April 19, 2012
Effective May 1, 2012

OPS-12-02-04

Residency Review Based on EBT Out of State Transactions

not linked

February 21, 2012

OPS-11-10-01

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

not linked

October 4, 2011
Revised October 1, 2012

OPS-11-08-05

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

not linked

August 30, 2011

OPS-11-08-01

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

OPS-11-07-01

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

570, 571, 576.1

July 6, 2011

OPS-10-09-04

Heat and Eat initiative

560.81

September 10, 2010

OPS-10-09-02

Five-Year Bar

522

September 8, 2010

OPS-10-07-02

Card and Supply Ordering Procedure Changes

580.6

July 26, 2010

OPS-10-06-04

Implementation of Revised Client Notices

577

June 3, 2010

OPS-10-05-01

EBT Security Guidelines

580.6

May 13, 2010

OPS-10-04-04

Office of Inspector General Field investigations

578.2, 578.6, 578.8

April 27, 2010

OPS-10-10-01

Security Requirements for Using the Pennsylvania Child Support Enforcement System

Not linked

October 5, 2010

OPS-10-09-03

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

577.3

September 9, 2010

OPS-10-08-03

Changes to Birth Certificates Issued in Puerto Rico

520.1, 522.2, 578.3

August 30, 2010

OPS-10-03-01

Five-Year Bar

522

March 16, 2010

OPS-10-02-05

Shared Custody

510.22

March 2, 2010

OPS-09-12-01

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

550.3

December 1, 2009

OPS-09-09-02M

The Work Number® Express Service Pilot

Not linked

September 18, 2009

OPS-09-09-02S

Food Stamps (FS) Inter-County Transfer

Not linked

February 18, 2009

OPS-09-09-01

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

560.3

September 10, 2009

OPS-09-08-05

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

575.24

August 20, 2009

OPS-09-08-03

Telephone Interview requirements at Application

504.4

August 5, 2009

OPS-09-07-05

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

OPS-09-07-02

Expansion of Categorical Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households

512.1

July 21, 2009

OPS-09-06-02

Extended Food Stamps (EFS) Benefit Expansion

568.8, 568-E

June 16, 2009

OPS-09-05-05

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

OPS--09-0503

Renaming the Food Stamp Program to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Not linked

May 14, 2009

OPS-09-05-02

Food Stamp Interview Requirements

Not linked

May 14, 2009

OPS-09-04-04

Support Received from an Income Tax Intercept

Not linked

April 8, 2009

OPS-09-04-03

Increase in Unemployment Compensation

Not linked

April 8, 2009

OPS-09-04-01

Economic Recovery Payment of $250

Not linked

April 7, 2009

OPS-09-03-01

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

Not linked

March 9, 2009

OPS-09-02-03

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

575.24

February 27, 2009

OPS-08-12-03

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Not linked

Revised January 9, 2009

OPS-08-1206

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

575.24

December 26, 2008

OPS-08-12-04

Reviewing Food Stamp (FS) Households with Dependent Care Expenses

Not linked

December 26, 2008

OPS-08-09-10

Eligibility for Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants

522.1

October 6, 2008

OPS-08-09-05

Expanded Categorical Eligibility For Food Stamp (FS) Households

512.1

September 25, 2008

OPS-08-08-02

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

OPS-08-07-02

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

504.41

July 29, 2008

OPS-08-03-01

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) Waiver Update

Not linked

March 7, 2008

OPS-08-02-02

Notice Dates for All Manual Notices

Not linked

February 11, 2008

OPS-08-01-01

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

Not linked

January 23, 2008

OPS-07-08-02

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

575.1, 575.2, 576.1

August 23, 2007

OPS-07-06-02

Consistency in Time frames for Reporting Changes for Food Stamp Households

570.1

June 11, 2007

OPS-07-02-14

Notice of Missed Interview

576.4

October 12, 2006

OPS-05-03-05

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

550.5

March 25, 2005

OPS-04-05-03

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

576.3

May 4, 2004
Revised July 16, 2004

OPS-03-03-10

Face-to-Face Interviews

504.4

March 25, 2003
Revised March 26, 2003