Revision 19-2; Effective April 1, 2019


All SNAP households meet the streamlined reporting criteria with the following exceptions:

  • The household knows (at application or redetermination) they have a change that will make them ineligible within the next six months. For example, the household plans to move out of state due to a new job in two months. Note: Do not consider an anticipated change in household composition as a known change until it actually occurs.
  • The household consists of members who are all elderly or who have a disability, and no member has earned income. These households include pure SSI and RSDI cases that normally receive a 12-month certification period. Use the criteria in B-430, Households with Elderly Members or Members with a Disability, to determine if a person is elderly or has a disability for SR. If all household members meet the criteria in B-430, at least one member must have earned income to be designated as SR.
  • The household contains at least one non-exempt ABAWD. For SR purposes, an adult age 18 up to age 50 is not considered an ABAWD if exempt from the SNAP ABAWD work requirement due to:
    • disability;
    • having a child under age 18 (or is a member of a SNAP EDG where a household member is under age 18); or
    • pregnancy.


  • A single-person household meets the SR criteria if the individual has a disability. If the disability is not obvious, the advisor should obtain Form H1836-A, Medical Release/Physician's Statement. This person does not have to meet the earned income stipulation to be designated as SR.
  • A single-person ABAWD living in a SNAP ABAWD waiver or non-E&T county does not meet the SR criteria.
  • In situations where a household member is working or training an average of 20 hours weekly and has a child under age 18 (or is a member of a SNAP EDG where a household member is under age 18), the advisor must exempt the household member as having a child under age 18 in the 18-50 Work Requirement screen.
  • When an SR household reports that an ABAWD is working or participating less than an average of 20 hours per week and no longer meeting the work requirement, the household will be subject to non-streamlined reporting criteria.

Advisors must determine whether a household meets the SR criteria at application and redetermination. Advisors assign a certification period to SR households, as explained in A-2324, Length of Certification, and do not remove the SR designation at incomplete reviews. The household retains its SR designation throughout the certification period.

A—2351 Disqualified Members

Revision 16-2; Effective April 1, 2016


Advisors must extend SR policy to households containing disqualified members. In a household containing all elderly and/or members with a disability, the household can meet the SR criteria, even if the disqualified member is the only person with earnings.

Advisors do not consider a disqualified member an ABAWD for purposes of determining SR status, even if the member is disqualified due to exhausting the individual's SNAP ABAWD time limits. Advisors consider only eligible household members for this purpose.