SNAP Handbook Policy Clarifications

PC Number

Description

Chapter(S)/
Section(S)

PC Date

PFS-20661-550

Processing Overpayments for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Income

550

March 23, 2022

PFS-20816-171

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Temporary Waiver of Semi-Annual Reporting (SAR)

571

March 17, 2022

PFS-20792-577

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) On-Demand Language on the PA 253

577

February 23, 2022

PFS-20723-578

The use of Social Media to verify Applicant/Recipient Information

578

December 27, 2021

PFS-20654-550

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Payments

550

December 9, 2021

PFS-20693-522

Afghan Special Immigrants

522

Revised November 15, 2021

November 8, 2021

PFS-20641-580

Time Frame for Replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits for Food Destroyed in Tropical Storm Ida

580

September 17, 2021

PFS-20610-550

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Emergency Allotments and 15 percent Benefit Increase

550

August 18, 2021

PFS-20622-522

How to Identify the New Population of Afghan Special Immigrants, Individuals and Families of Individuals who Assisted the U.S. Overseas

522

August 13, 20221

PFS-20589-550

Chafee Foster Care Program payments under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260)

550

Revised September 7, 2021

August 9, 2021

PFS-20577-550

2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Payment

550

July 27, 2021

PFS-20515-550

Extension of Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Unemployment Benefits

550

June 22, 2021

PFS-20500-550

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Overpayments

550

May 26, 2021

PFS-20488-550

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Benefit Status “In Progress”

550

May 18, 2021

PFS-20425-550

Client appears over income on application

550

April 12, 2021

PFS-20418-550

How should the County Assistance Office (CAO) adjust the Unemployment Compensation (UC) payment at application when a copy of a Claim Confirmation Letter is provided?

550

March 30, 2021

PFS-20382-503

SNAP Outreach Partners      

503

Revised March 22, 2021

March 18, 2021

PFS-20343-514

Pell Grant and student eligibility for SNAP

514

February 24, 2021

PFS-20319-550

15 Percent Increase in SNAP and Emergency Allotments

550

February 8, 2021

PFS-20291-571

SNAP Homeless Household SAR code

571

Revised February 25, 2021

January 14, 2021

PFS-20244-550

Finalizing or Continuing the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Unemployment Compensation (UC) Income received due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency

550

Revised February 10, 2021

January 12, 2021

PFS-20275-550

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Payments

550

January 7, 2021

PFS-20268-550

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133) expands provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 Economic Stimulus Payments

550

January 5, 2021

PFS-20260-580

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Emergency Allotment Cleanup Issuances

580

December 29, 2020

PFS-20207-571

FS 43 and FS 75 SARS

571

November 10, 2020

PFS-20165-522

Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Initial Verification Requests and Sponsorship Compliance

522

September 25, 2020

PFS-20115-550

Pennsylvania has been approved to pay an extra $300 per week in disaster assistance benefits as part of the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

550

September 16, 2020

PFS-19921-550

Counting Hazard Pay for All Programs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency

550

Revised October 16, 2020

August 25, 2020

PFS-20081-550

Verifying Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Unemployment Compensation (UC) Income received due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency

550

August 19, 2020

PFS-20032-550

Unemployment Income Regarding the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Payment (FPUC)

550

Revised July 28, 2020

July 10, 2020

PFS-19818-578

Guidance on Verification Requirements during the COVID-19 emergency

578

May 22, 2020

PFS-19961-550

Additional $600 payment in Unemployment Compensation

550

May 14, 2020

PFS-19880-514

SNAP Student Eligibility during the Coronavirus Pandemic

514

April 24, 2020

PFS-19847-870

Acceptable Appeal Requests during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency

Not linked

April 23, 2020

PFS-19846-576

TANF and SNAP Processing during the COVID-19 Emergency

576

April 15, 2020

PFS-19848-540

2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES ACT) Economic Stimulus Payments

540

April 15, 2020

PFS-19836-511

Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)

Not Linked

April 3, 2020

PFS-19811-560

Homeless Household Shelter Deduction

560

Revised March 27, 2020

March 24, 2020

PFS-19804-550

Decrease or Termination of Income Due to the Coronavirus

550

March 23, 2020

PFS-19793-580

Completing the HS 764 to Issue an ACCESS Card in Pilot Counties

580

March 4, 2020

PFS-17947-506

Processing Expedited SNAP for ABAWDs

506

Revised February 7, 2020

March 30, 2016

PFS-19353-520

Verification Requirements for Updating a Client’s Name and Gender in eCIS         

520

July 11, 2019

PFS-19339-550

Paying Court Ordered Support to Child in the Household

550

July 11, 2019

PFS-19355-560

Pet Fees and Shelter Deductions

560

July 8, 2019

PFS-19448-503

Fleeing Felon

503

July 3, 2019

PFS-19479-550

Treatment of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps vista income

550

June 12, 2019

PFS-19267-568

January Recertification for extended SNAP (FS43) and SNAP Mass OTI’s for February Benefits

568

February 21, 2019

PFS-19088-930

Completing the PA 162VR for Verification Related to Exchanges 4 and 5

Not linked

September 6, 2018

PFS-18914-578

Change to ARRC 123 alert due date

578

September 4, 2018

PFS-18617-560

Medical Deduction for Service Animal Expenses

560

August 29, 2018

PFS-18968-540

Resource Limits for SNAP Households

540

July 30, 2018

PFS-18335-550

Treatment of Overpaid Wages By Employer

550

July 26, 2018

PFS-18964-523

Temporary Absence of SNAP Household

523

July 25, 2018

PFS-18960-580

Time limit on restoring returned SNAP benefits

580

July 23, 2018

PFS-18931-577

Adverse Action and Advance notice for SNAP recipients

577

July 11, 2018

PFS-18934-560

Allowable Shelter expense for SNAP household

560

July 6, 2018

PFS-18971-560

Clarification on medical marijuana being used as a medical expense deduction for SNAP

560

June 13, 2018

PFS-18950-522

Non-Citizen Immigration Status

522

May 29, 2018

PFS-18905-571

Signature on SAR/LIN

571

May 2, 2018

PFS-18856-506

Remote Identity Proofing (RIDP) verification of identity for SNAP

506.621

March 20, 2018

PFS-18833-580

SNAP benefits taken offline due to inactivity

580.51

February 22, 2018

PFS-18808-550

Unemployment Compensation (UC) Reduction for 2018

550.3

January 24, 2018

PFS-18765-536

Renewals for Able Bodied Adults Without Children (ABAWDs) who reach their 3-month limit in December 2017

536.3

December 11, 2017

PFS-18760-504

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Hurricanes Irma and Maria Guidance

504.1

December 4, 2017

PFS-18735-536

ABAWD processing and renewal dates at new 3-year period

536.3

October 31, 2017

PFS-18713-504

SNAP Eligibility for Puerto Rico Evacuees

504.1, 510.1

October 16, 2017

PFS-18707-560

Senior Community Services Employment Program

550.516

October 10, 2017

PFS-18486-522

Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) – Upload and Attach Secondary Verification

522.41

May 16, 2017

PFS-18505-510

Medical Assistance (MA) Suspension Process for Recipients Who Have Been Incarcerated

Not linked

May 24, 2017

PFS-18433-578

Verification of Terminated Income

578.3

April 18, 2017

PFS-18434-578

No Income Reported at Application and Renewal

578.3

April 18, 2017

PFS-18102-575

ABAWD Exhausts Time Limited Benefits and Appeals the Closure

575.25

July 7, 2016

PFS-18048-575

VA Disability and ABAWD Eligibility

575.25,  577.1

June 2, 2016

PFS-17989-575

Questions regarding policies and systems issues related to ABAWDs

575.25

April 28, 2016

PFS-17969-560

PA CAP updates to shelter costs

560.82

April 21, 2016

PFS-17885-503

Fleeing Felons and SNAP

503.55

March 1, 2016

PFS-17827-572

Increase in Gross Social Security Income and Medicare Part B Premium Effective January 2016

572

January 14, 2016

PFS-17801-523

PA CAP Closings for Inter-county transfers

523.5

December 10, 2015

PFS-17721-506

Expedited SNAP benefits review for untimely SNAP renewals

506.4, 576.4

October 13, 2015

PFS-17665-506

Expedited SNAP Review for Households Currently Receiving SNAP

504.3, 506.1,

August 25, 2015

PFS-17644-503

e-Signatures and Community Partners

503.7, 504.1, 506.21

August 6, 2015

PFS-17638-578

SNAP Verification Requests and Rejections

578.1

July 2015

PFS-15802-580

Replacement SNAP benefits for Food Lost in a Household Misfortune     Revised June 25, 2015

580.52

June 25, 2015

PFS-17511-578

Resource Test and Pended Applications

578

April 27, 2015

PFS-17428-504

Turbo Tax Applications

504.1, 506.2

January 29, 2015

PFS-17329-506

Expedited Scratchpad

506

October 7, 2014

PFS-17300-506

Expedited SNAP Scratchpad Issues

506

October 2, 2014

PFS-17324-578

Changes in SSA Field Office Verification Services

578

October 2, 2014

ESA-17263-135

SPALs Beyond 12 months Voc-Ed Time

535.43

August 7, 2014

PFS-17131-578

Additional Verification of UC/EUC Benefit Status

578.3

May 7, 2014

PFS-17095-578

Extended Unemployment compensation (EUC) and Data Exchange 2

550.1, 578.81

April 14, 2014

PFS-17075-578

Verification Requirements and Options

 578

April 1, 2014

PFS-17029-506

Expedited Entitlement and Eligibility -Revised 06/24/14-

 506

June 24, 2014

PMA-16999-318

2014 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

 Not Linked

January 22, 2014

PFS-16990-578

Changes in SSA Field Office Verification Services

578

January 27, 2014

PFS-16909-578

Reviewing for Child Support

550.3, 578.32

November 1, 2013

ESA-16863-535

SPAL Mileage for SNAP E&T Participants

535

October 10, 2013

PO-16867-950

Social Security Number Delays Due to the Shutdown

506.63

October 7, 2013

PFS-16848-572

November 2013 SNAP Benefits

572.2

September 18, 2013

PFS-6841-575

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

575.24

September 11, 2013

PFS-16745-550

MA co-pay rebate checks

550.5

July 9, 2013

PFS-16719-580

Issuing Suspended SNAP Benefits

580.2

June 20, 2013

PFS-16708-550

Resource Determination for Individuals without Bank Accounts

540.3, 540.8, 571.1

June 16, 2013

PFS-16703-578

Verification of Resources at Application

540.8, 578.3

June 13, 2013

ESS-16652-535

SPAL eligibility for Self-Initiated SNAP Recipients

535

May 21, 2013

PFS-16615-150

Unemployment Compensation and Sequestration (Revised)

550.3

Revised May 20, 2013

PFS-16614-550

Unemployment Compensation (UC) Reduction

Not linked

April 24, 2013

PFS-16618-576

Issuing the PA10SFSP at Alignment when the SNAP Renewal is not

576.2

April 24, 2013

PFS-16543-522

Medical Assistance and SNAP benefits for Individuals Subject to the Five Year Bar

522.32

Revised April 8, 2013

PFS-16418-580

Verification Needed for SNAP Replacement Benefits

580.5

November 13, 2012

PFS-16412-579

Semi-Annual Reporting and Renewals for October 2012

576

November 7, 2012

PFS-16409-580

Suspension and Closures for Cash and SNAP Benefits for November

580.5

November 5, 2012

PFS-16408-580

Time Frame for Replacement of SNAP Benefits for Food Destroyed in Hurricane Sandy

580.5

November 2, 2012

PFS-16405-580

Hurricane Sandy and Replacement of SNAP benefits for food destroyed in a household misfortune or disaster

580.5

November 1, 2012

PFS-16329-575

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

575.24

September 25, 2012

PFS-16250-576

Requirement for a Signed PA 10SFSP at SNAP Renewal

576

June 22, 2012

ESA-405-535

When Can a SNAP Client be Eligible for Special Allowances to Support Education

535

June 5, 2012

ESA-406-535

Vehicle Insurance Required for Car Purchase

535

June 4, 2012

PFS-16211-512

Expanded Categorically Eligible SNAP households

512

June 4, 2012

PFS-15361-930

Law Enforcement Requests for Information

Not linked

July 7, 2010
Revised May 8, 2011

PFS-16170-578

PARIS Federal Match Issues

578

May 1, 2012

PFS-16167-576

Budget Alignment Issues

576

April 24, 2012

PFS-16058-576

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Budget Alignment

Not linked

January 23, 2012

PFS-15990-576

Cash/MA/SNAP Budget Alignment

576.1

November 9, 2011

PFS-15986-570

Reported Changes

Not linked

November 3, 2011

PFS-15908-578

Verification of Exhausted Unemployment Compensation Benefits

Not linked

August 29, 2011

PFS-15884-550

Unemployment Compensation in Pennsylvania

Not linked

August 8, 2011

PFS-15802-580

Replacement SNAP Benefits for Food Lost in a Household Misfortune

Not linked

June 6, 2011

ESA-393-535

Can SPAL be authorized under MA since there is no SC category

Not linked

May 24, 2011

PFS-15799-580

Multiple EBT Card Replacement Requests

Not linked

May 3, 2011

PFS-15675-506

Expedited SNAP Benefits - Heat and Eat and the SUA

Not linked

April 5, 2011

PFS-15660-504

Transmittal of Client Information via E-mail

Not linked

February 14, 2011

PFS-15570-506

Documenting the SNAP Expedited Service Review

506

December 3, 2010

PFS-15543-511

SNAP Eligibility for Residents of Institutions

Not linked

November 12, 2012

PFS-15559-576

Pa CAP and Renewal Requirements

576.1

November 10, 2010

PFS-15506-522

Puerto Rico Birth Certificate Validity Extension

520.1, 522.2, 578.3

October 14, 2010

PFS-15423-504

SNAP Request at Interview for Another Program

504.1

August 5, 2010
Revised 8/6/2010

PFS-15411-550

Update on UC, EUC, and EB in Pennsylvania

550.3

August 2, 2010

PFS-15237-560

Allowable Shelter Deductions

560.81

April 13, 2010

PFS-15221-504

SNAP Interview Appointment

504.4

April 6, 2010

PFS-15175-512

Categorical Eligibility and Notices

512.31, 577.1

March 17, 2010

PFS-15139-550

Temporary Employment with the United States Census bureau and Restores SNAP Benefits  

550.2, 550.5

February 22, 2010

PFS-15081-550

Unemployment Compensation (UC) Reduction

550.3

January 21, 2010

PFS-15005-550

Treatment of Makeup SPT's

550.5

November 3, 2009

PFS-14988-550

Reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket Subsidized Child Care Expenses

550.3

October 19, 2009

PFS-14955-560

SNAP Standard Deduction for 1, 2, and 3 Person Households

560.3

September 17, 2009

PFS-14908-506

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits for State Employees

Not linked

August 7, 2009

PFS-14904-567

Income from State Employees for the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP)

Not linked

August 6, 2009

PFS-14861-503

Addendum to Application for Benefits (AAB) and COMPASS

503.42, 560.1, 578.2

August 4, 2009

PFS-14617-503

Paper Food Stamp Coupons

503.2

February 11, 2009

PFS-14542-550

Simmons vs Snider Settlement Reimbursement Check

Not linked

December 12, 2008

PFS-14493-578

Information on IEVS Exchange 10

578.81, 578-A

November 13, 2008

PFS-14465-510

Shared Custody Issues

510.22

October 29, 2008

PFS-14486-577

Stockpiled Manual Notices

577.1

October 29, 2008

PFS-14484-571

Tracking the Resource Questions on SAR/LIN for Food Stamp Cases

571.32, 571.52

October 28, 2008

PFS-14466-550

Payments Received by Military Personnel Assigned to a Designated Combat Zone

550.5

October 16, 2008

PFS-14446-550

Interest Income Exclusion and Expanded Categorical Eligibility

550.3, 550.5

October 27, 2008

PFS-14456-550

Individuals Receiving Social Security from Multiple Claims

550.3

October 14, 2008

PFS-14455-550

Individuals Receiving Veteran's Benefits from Multiple Claims

550.3

October 14, 2008

PFS-14285-568

Work Support Component and Extended Food Stamps

568.8

June 23, 2008

PFS-13825-576

NOMI and Missed Phone Contact

576.4

March 24, 2008

PFS-1360-511

Homeless Shelters and Food Stamp Use

511.24

November 5, 2007

PFS-13614-575

Meeting the 20-hour Weekly Work Requirement

575.28

July 31, 2007

PFS-1366-7504

Application Interview Rescheduled Beyond 30 Days

504.61

May 9, 2007
Revised 6/8/2007

PFS-13676-506

Use of PA/FS 163

506.5

May 14, 2007

PFS-13622-576

Notice Of Missed Interview Language

576.4

April 11, 2007

PFS-13637-512

Categorical Eligibility and Violation of Probation or Parole

512.1

April 10, 2007

PFS-13664-576

Notice of Missed Interview (NOMI) at Renewal

576.4

April 5, 2007

PFS-13574-570

PA CAP - OTIs When Change in Shelter Reported

570.41

March 1, 2007

PFS-13453-570

Reporting Requirements/Averaged Income

570.22

November 28, 2006

PFS-13383-511

Duplicate Benefits/New Household Not in Certified Shelter

511.91

November 15, 2006

PFS-13296-575

Certification Period - ABAWDS in Waived Counties

575.23

August 28, 2006

PFS-12990-511

For Profit D & A Treatment Centers

511.6

April 13, 2006
Revised 6/14/2006

PFS-12964-575

ABAWD / 20 Hours a Week and Minimum Wage

575.28

June 6, 2006

PFS-13048-576

Renewal Form Received After Closing

506.2, 576.4

May 23, 2006

PFS-12890-576

Telephone Renewal Issues/Letters and Phone

576.2

May 11, 2006

PFS-12992-568

Net Income Exceeds level for Which Benefits are Issued

568.121, 568-E

May 10, 2006

PFS-12979-576

Untimely Recertification Issues

506.2, 576.4

May 3, 2006

PFS-12876-506

Application Issues - Application Forms, FS Posters

506.2

May 3, 2006

PFS-12830-576

Combination Cash/FS Renewals/May not Change Renewal Date

576.2

March 9, 2006