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Combined Manual


ISSUE DATE: 12/2014
Revision #9

See 0007.15 (Unscheduled Reporting of Changes - Cash).


Applicant units must report within 10 calendar days of the date of the notice of eligibility any changes which occurred between the time of the interview and the notice.

Uncle Harry units that report changes monthly do not have to report changes in any other way, see 0007.03.01 (Monthly Reporting – Uncle Harry FS).

Units who are subject to Six-Month Reporting must report the following changes by the 10th of the month following the month of the change when:

The unit’s gross income exceeds 130% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) for the unit’s size. Use the FPG for unit’s size at the time of the most recent application or recertification.


An Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) has a change in work or job activities which cause his/her hours to fall below 20 hours per week averaged monthly.

Units who do not report monthly or every 6 months are change reporters. These units must report the following changes by the 10th of the month following the month of the change:

Uncle Harry Food Support units who do not report monthly, must also report the following changes. The changes must be reported within 10 days of the date the change becomes known to the unit.

A change of more than $100 per month in gross earned income.

A change of more than $50 in the amount of unearned income, EXCEPT changes relating to public assistance (PA) or General Assistance (GA) in which GA and SNAP cases are jointly processed.

A change in the source of income, including starting or stopping a job, if the change in employment is accompanied by a change in income.

A change in unit composition.

A change in residence.

A change in shelter costs due to a residency change.

A change in legal obligation to pay child support.

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) must report a change in work or job activities that cause his/her hours to fall below 20 hours per week averaged monthly.

Units need not report mass changes in federal benefits such as COLA increases in RSDI, SSI, VA, or Black Lung benefits.

Clients may report other changes in circumstances that might increase their benefits. For example, an able-bodied adult subject to the 3 months in 36-month limit of eligibility may receive additional months' benefits if he or she meets certain requirements. See 0011.24 (Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents) for more information. Tell clients about this option.

Counties must act promptly on all changes reported to determine if the change affects the unit’s eligibility or allotment. See 0008.06.01 (Implementing Changes - Program Provisions), 0026.12.03 (10 Day Notice).

Counties must act on all reported changes which result in an increase of benefits no later than 10 days from the date the change was reported. See 0007.12 (Agency Responsibilities for Client Reporting).

Counties must act on all changes that result in a decrease or ineligibility as a result of the change. A 10-day notice of adverse action must be issued unless adequate notice or exemptions from the adverse action notice are appropriate. See 0026.12 (Timing of Notices).

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