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CHANGES IN AUTOMATIC BENEFIT DELIVERY METHOD

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

MFIP, MSA, GA:
There is no effect on the delivery method for warrants until a 2nd replacement occurs in a 6-month period. After a 2nd replacement, the unit must pick up benefits at the county office for a 6-month period. The 6 months begin the day you issue the 2nd replacement.

At the end of the 6-month period, the benefit delivery method reverts to regular mail delivery. The worker has the option to continue benefit delivery at a higher security level at the end of the 6 months.

If you issue a replacement, and later the post office or the client returns the original or replacement to the Issuance Operation Center (IOC), that replacement does not affect the delivery method.


DWP:

There is no effect on the delivery method for warrants throughout the period of DWP eligibility. This also applies if you issue a replacement, and later the post office or the client returns the original or replacement to the Issuance Operation Center (IOC), that replacement does not affect the delivery method.


SNAP:

Countable replacements affect the automatic delivery method. After 1 countable replacement, the unit receives benefits through certified mail for 6 months. (If the unit was already on certified mail delivery, it goes to county pickup.) After a 2nd replacement in a 6-month period, the client must come in to the county agency office to pick up benefits. At the end of the 6 month period, the benefit delivery method reverts to regular mail delivery.

There is no effect on the benefit delivery method for elderly/SSI cash-out units until the 2nd countable replacement in a 6 month period. After a 2nd replacement, the unit must pick up benefits at the county office for a 6 month period. The 6 months begin the day you issue the 2nd replacement. At the end of the 6 month period, the benefit delivery method reverts to regular mail delivery. The worker has the option to continue benefit delivery at a higher security level at the end of the 6 months.

If you issue a replacement, and later the post office or the client returns the original or replacement to the IOC, that replacement does not affect the delivery method.

See 0024.06.03 (Situations Requiring SNAP Benefit Replacement), for more information on countable replacements.


GRH:

Replacement checks do not alter the benefit delivery method.

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