To remove a household member, the CAO must determine the eligibility of the remaining household members prospectively.
7 CFR § 273.12(f)(1)
When deleting a member of a household, the CAO must prospectively determine the household's eligibility and benefit amount without the member or the member's income and expenses for the next month that the deadline can be met.
7 CFR § 273.10(c)(1)
If the deletion results in a decrease or termination of benefits, the CAO must:
7 CFR § 273.12(c)(2)
Send an Advance Notice of Adverse Action advising the household of the action; and
Decrease or terminate benefits for the first month following the expiration of the Advance Notice of Adverse Action.
NOTE: For Extended SNAP households, if the deletion of the household member causes a decrease in SNAP benefits, the CAO must not decrease benefits.
If the deletion results in a benefit increase, the CAO must:
7 CFR § 273.12(c)(1)
Send a Confirming Notice explaining the change; and
Remove the household member for the month after the month the household reported the change.
If the deadline cannot be met, the CAO must authorize a supplemental benefit using reason code 157.
Example: Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and their three children receive SNAP benefits. The FPIG limit for a family of five is $2,295. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are both working part-time. Mr. Wilson moves out of the household. Mrs. Wilson does not report this change. To determine the household’s gross monthly income, Mrs. Wilson totals the remaining household members’ income and compares this with the $2,295 FPIG limit. Since Mr. Wilson left the household, Mrs. Wilson is not required to determine his monthly income for the 130% comparison. The SNAP benefit and the 130% FPIG limit remain the same until Mrs. Wilson reports the change at the six-month review or renewal, whichever comes first. If Mr. Wilson applies for SNAP for himself, he must be removed from Mrs. Wilson’s SNAP benefits, as no duplication of SNAP benefits can occur.
For Extended SNAP households, if the deletion of the household member causes an increase in SNAP benefits, the CAO must recertify the household and take it out of Extended SNAP.
Reissued March 1, 2012, replacing May 3, 2007