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Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 601]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation provides the following: • Address the conversion of income to monthly amounts. Local departments of social services must use conversion factors of 4.3 for weekly income amounts and 2.15 for biweekly amounts when calculating income to determine households’ eligibility and benefit levels. • Address the telephone standard amount. Local departments must use a set standard amount for all households for telephone costs instead of actual costs. • Outline the administrative disqualification hearing process to determine whether food stamp recipients have committed fraudulent acts against the program; to identify persons who commit program violations and to disqualify them from participation; and to establish requirements to advise individuals of the process, findings, and consequences.
State Authority § 63.2-217 Code of Virginia
Federal Authority § 271.4 Code of Federal Regulations
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Vanea Preston  / Asst. Director
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7184    FAX: (804)726-7357    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal Section 50 Application Processing Final Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Income Exclusion for Legally Obligated Child Support Payments Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/31/2018.
Restructure and rename program to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2011.
Repeal food stamp regulations and replace with a comprehensive new regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/01/2007.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Revise Guidelines for Counting Income Toward SNAP Eligibility Final Stage withdrawn on 06/21/2018 before the Governor's office completed its review.
SNAP Certification Periods NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 05/02/2011 after the comment period had ended.
Alter the time an application for food stamp benefits may be held pending before processing. NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 03/06/2009 after the comment period had ended.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
4/19/2019 Completed Amend