SNAP Handbook Operations Memoranda

OPS Number

Description

Chapter/
Section

OPS Date

OPS-22-03-01

CAO Procedure for Inter-County Transfers (ICT)

not linked

March 7, 2022

OPS-22-02-01

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

not linked

February 11, 2022

OPS-22-01-03

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

not linked

January 27, 2022

OPS-22-01-02

Changes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) Eligibility for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Diversion Recipients

not linked

January 20, 2022

OPS-21-12-02

Issuing Special Allowances for Supportive Services (SPALs) for Technology Needs to Employment and Training (E&T) Participants

not linked

December 27, 2021

OPS-21-09-02

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Grant Changes

not linked

September 17, 2021

OPS-21-11-01

Eligibility for Afghan Nationals and Acceptable Documentation of Immigration Status

not linked

November 15, 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)

not linked

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

not linked

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-18-03-04

Changes to SNAP Eligibility for Community College Students and SNAP Keys

not linked

March 19, 2018

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

not linked

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

not linked

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-12-09-04

Expedited Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Case Comments

506

September 27, 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 NumberĀ® 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-08-09-09

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

Not linked

September 30, 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