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ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

For replacing the food portion of MFIP, follow the SNAP provisions.


No provisions.


For information on overall provisions for replacing benefits, see 0024.06 (Provisions for Replacing Benefits).

Limit replacement of SNAP cash-out warrants lost in the mail to twice in a 6-month period.

Units must report that they did not get their benefits by the last day of the PERIOD OF INTENDED USE, which is the later of:

The last day of the issuance month.


The last day of the month after the issuance month if the original benefit was issued on or after the 20th of the month.


The last day of the month for which the benefit was issued.

In addition, units must complete and sign a Non-Receipt/ Replacement Affidavit (DHS-1609) (PDF) within 10 days of the date they report they did not receive their benefits. If the 10th day falls on a weekend or holiday, give units until the next working day to return the form.

Issue replacements within 10 calendar days after the unit reports benefits as stolen, or within 2 working days after the county agency receives the completed DHS-1609, whichever is later.

Replacing lost or stolen benefits affects the unit's benefit delivery method. See 0024.04.03 (Benefit Delivery Methods).

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