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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 601]
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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 and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Sheila Lemon  / Board Liaison
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: sheila.lemon@dss.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)726-7683    FAX: (804)726-7015    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Revise Guidelines for Counting Income Toward SNAP Eligibility Final Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Restructure and rename program to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2011.
Repeal food stamp regulations and replace with a comprehensive new regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/1/2007.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
SNAP Certification Periods NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 5/2/2011 after the comment period had ended.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 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 3/6/2009 after the comment period had ended.