A-160, Joint TANF-SNAP Applications

Revision 13-2; Effective April 1, 2013

TANF, SNAP and TP 08

A household in which all members are applying for or receiving TANF and/or TP 08 may apply for SNAP at the same time the household applies for TANF and/or TP 08. The advisor then conducts a single interview.

Exception: Conduct the unfinished TANF and/or TP 08 interview later if necessary to meet the SNAP expedited processing time limits.



A—161 When Receipt of TANF Is Uncertain

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015


When TANF eligibility is uncertain, advisors must:

  • certify the household for Non-Public Assistance (NPA) SNAP benefits if eligible. Note: If the TANF members have resources, advisors do not exclude the resources for SNAP until the household’s TANF EDG is certified (see A-1248, Resources of TANF and SSI Recipients); and
  • assign an NPA certification period (see A-2324, Length of Certification).

If TANF is approved later, advisors should process it as a reported change and add the TANF benefit to the SNAP budget as soon as possible. (See A-1324.18, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF].) Advisors should adjust the certification period to expire when the next TANF periodic review is due. Advisors should send or give the applicant Form TF0001, Notice of Case Action, with the new certification period stated. Exception: One-Time Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (OTTANF), A-1324.11.

If the TANF application is denied later, the advisor should continue SNAP eligibility based on the original application.