Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (218-RICR-20-00-1)

218-RICR-20-00-1 ACTIVE RULE

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1.1General Information

1.2Household Definitions

1.3Application Process

1.4Non-Financial Requirements

1.5Financial Requirements



1.8Certification Periods

1.9Intentional Program Violations

1.10Mini-Simplified SNAP

1.11Work Requirements

1.12Quality Control Sanctions

1.13Ongoing Case Management


1.15Determining Household Eligibility and Benefit Levels

1.16Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

1.17Benefit Over Issuances and Claims

1.18Benefit Underpayments

1.19SNAP Assistance in Disasters (D-SNAP)

1.20SNAP Assistance During a Declared Pandemic (P-SNAP)

1.21Replacement of Food Caused by Disaster or Household Misfortune

1.22Fair Hearings

1.23Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP)

Title 218 Department of Human Services
Chapter 20 Individual and Family Support Programs
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 1 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (218-RICR-20-00-1)
Type of Filing Direct Final Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 12/15/2023

Regulation Authority:

RIGL 40-6-8

Purpose and Reason:

The regulatory changes proposed in this filing are identical to the regulatory language currently in effect as of 10/01/2023. The effective version was originally noticed for public comment on 08/31/2023. During that public comment period, a technical error within the RICR system may have prevented comments submitted through RICR’s attachment field from being received by the agency. Any comments submitted directly through RICR’s text box option (with no attachments) or submitted directly to the agency were processed successfully. 

As a result of the technical error, the agency is repromulgating the regulatory changes (effective as of 10/01/2023 to ensure that the public has full access to submit public comments as originally intended. The regulatory language included in this notice redlines changes made in the most recent promulgation. The agency is noticing these changes for additional public comment.

To comply with and implement Federally mandated increases to the Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. Other amendments include the Federally mandated implementation of modified Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) time limit exceptions per FNS under the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2023, and implementation of the Excessive Replacement Card Notice per FNS policy (276.6b.6). Lastly, a change to gender-neutral pronouns throughout the regulation to be more inclusive.