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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Social Services
Board
State Board of Social Services
chapter
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 601]
Action:
Repeal Section 50 Application Processing
 
General Information
Action Summary The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of eligible families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. This regulation establishes the framework by which local departments of social services administer SNAP. The goal of the action is to repeal section 50. Currently, 22VAC40-601-50 allows for denial of applications for SNAP benefits after 30 days, if the local department of social services is unable to process the application because additional information is needed. Federal regulations permit this processing method. The agency amended this regulation to add section 50 as a potential local workload reduction effort and it became effective in 2011. However, full comprehension of federal requirements and system changes required for implementation have extinguished the impact on work reduction outcomes. Thorough evaluation of the application denial method revealed that timing of staff work activities would shift, but not necessarily result in a reduction.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [006420]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8980 NOIRA Governor's office review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Celestine Jackson  / Human Services Consultant
Address: 7 N. Eighth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: celestine.jackson1@dss.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)726-7376    FAX: (804)726-7356    TDD: ()-