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GLOSSARY: SPECIAL DIET...

ISSUE DATE: 07/2016

SPECIAL DIET
A diet prescribed by a physician for 1 of the medical conditions listed in 0023.12 (Special Diets).

SPECIAL NEED FUNDS

Money available to some participants for some expenses not covered by the monthly grant. See 0023 (Special Needs Payments).

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST

Trusts established to benefit a person who is disabled and provide for the disabled beneficiary’s future support needs when public assistance is insufficient. It is funded with the income or assets of the disabled beneficiary. A “pooled” special needs trust is one that is managed by a non-profit organization on behalf of many disabled beneficiaries.

SPONSOR

Any person, or public or private agency or organization, who signed an AFFIDAVIT agreeing to support an IMMIGRANT (who is not the MINOR CHILD or SPOUSE of the sponsor) as a condition of the IMMIGRANT's entry into the United States.

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

An allowance for support that a court orders a person to pay to his/her SPOUSE or former spouse.

SPOUSE

A person who is legally married to another person; husband or wife.

SR

See SIX-MONTH REPORTING in 0007.03.02 (Six-Month Reporting).

SSA

See SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION in 0002.61 (Glossary: SELF...).

SSDI

See SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE in 0002.61 (Glossary: SELF...).

SSI

See SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) in 0002.65 (Glossary: Suitable...). Also see 0029.06.03 (Supplemental Security Income Program).

SSI GROSS LIMIT

The FEDERAL BENEFIT RATE for the Supplemental Security Income Program. See FEDERAL BENEFIT RATE (FBR) in 0002.23 (Glossary: Fair Hearing...).

SSI RECIPIENT

A person who receives at least $1, or who is not receiving SSI due to recoupment or a 1-month suspension by SSA due to excess income. See the definitions of 1619A SOCIAL SECURITY ACT and 1619B SOCIAL SECURITY ACT in 0002.01 (Glossary: 1619A...).

SSN

Social Security number.

STAGGERED ISSUANCE

SNAP: A BENEFIT issuance system which issues regular monthly SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM benefits throughout the 1st 15 days of the month. Units receive their benefits on the same day each month.

STAGGERED ISSUANCE CYCLE

Issuing BENEFITs over several days.

STANDARD DISREGARD

An income DISREGARD some programs apply to the EARNED INCOME or UNEARNED INCOME of every CLIENT. See 0018.21 (Standard Disregard).

STANDARD UTILITY ALLOWANCE

A type of expense allowance available only to units that incur expenses for heating and/or cooling. The allowance covers heating, cooling, electricity, water, sewer, garbage, and phone expenses. For information on specific utility allowance amounts, see 0018.15 (Shelter Deductions).

STATE MEDICAL REVIEW TEAM (SMRT)

People appointed by the COMMISSIONER to determine DISABILITY.

STATE VERIFICATION AND EXCHANGE SYSTEM (SVES)

The electronic data exchange which verifies Social Security numbers in a monthly batch job. It initiates SDX and BENDEX data exchanges to verify Title II (RSDI) and Title XVI (SSI) benefit information. It initiates BEER data exchanges to verify wages, self-employment and federal pension earnings from federal tax returns.

STEPPARENT

The spouse of a child's birth, adoptive, or legal parent.

STORED VALUE CARD (SVC)

SNAP: The Stored Value Card or debit card is an option custodial parents have of an account to have their child’s support payment directly deposited into. The Stored value card has a VISA logo and can be used like a credit or debit card for purchases or at ATM’s. The only money on the SVC card is child support that has been deposited by the Minnesota Child Support Payment Center.

STRIKER

An employee involved in a work stoppage, slowdown, or interruption of work, whether or not the employee voted for the strike.

STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT

Compensation awarded as a result of a lawsuit which is paid over a period of time.

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL LOAN FUNDS

State financial aid program for post-secondary students.

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

Loans, grants, scholarships, and work study funds to be used for educational and living expenses while attending school.

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