555.2 Disqualification of Fleeing Felon, Probation or Parole, Intentional Program Violation or Noncompliance with Work Requirements

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) Office of Welfare Fraud Investigation and Recovery Management will update the Disqualified Recipient System (DQRS) for a person who is to be disqualified for an intentional program violation. The terms of the disqualification must be entered by the CAO in the automated system.    

7 CFR § 273.11(c)(1)

The CAO must not count the following disqualified persons when determining the household size, resource limit, benefit level, or the gross and net income eligibility limits:  

7 CFR § 273.11(n)


555.21 Resources

The CAO must include all countable resources of the disqualified person when determining household eligibility.   

7 CFR § 273.11(c)(1)(i)

555.22 Income

The CAO must include all countable income of the disqualified persons when determining household eligibility.

555.23 Deductions

The CAO must include allowable deductions (standard, earned income, medical, dependent care, child support, and excess shelter) for all household members, including the ineligible member, in the computation for the household.

555.24 Reducing or Terminating Benefits

If the person is disqualified during the certification period, the CAO will:   

7 CFR § 273.11(c)(4)

The intentional program violation household may request a fair hearing unless it has already had a hearing on the benefit amount as part of the Administrative Disqualification process. See Supplemental Handbook, Chapter 910.7 Disqualification for Intentional Program Violations.


555.25 When Ineligibility Ends

If the household is receiving benefits when the disqualification period ends, the disqualified member becomes eligible and must be added to the household the month after the final month of ineligibility.   

7 CFR § 273.12(c)

Since the end of the disqualification period is known to the CAO, the household is not required to report.  The member and all of the member’s income and resources are added prospectively. See Chapter 567.




Updated August 16, 2023, replacing March 1, 2012