What’s Changed on 09/25/2023
What’s Changed on 09/25/2023
This page notifies staff and the public of changes to the Cash and Nutrition Assistance Policy (CNAP) Manual regarding policy, procedures, and forms. Reminders and general information may also be displayed on this page. Prior What’s Changed pages are listed in What's Changed History of the CNAP Manual.
The above list summarizes the information on this page. Each item listed above links to the corresponding section below.
The information on this page must be discussed during the weekly policy dissemination in every office which determines eligibility, reviews eligibility, or answers questions regarding eligibility. (Current week’s FAA-1215A)
Reminder: FFY 2024 COLA Updates
EFFECTIVE DATE: For determinations completed on or after the benefit month of 10/2023
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) makes annual changes to standards based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Effective 10/01/2023, the 2024 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) change the allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions.
The DES website has been updated, notices have been sent, and a message was placed on social media sites to inform participants.
The FFY 2024 COLA changes affect all of the following:
200% of Federal Poverty Level (Compromise Overpayment)
AZSNAP Allotment
CA Needy Family Test (100% FPL)
CA Needy Family Test (130% FPL)
NA Elderly or Disability Eligibility Standard (165% FPL)
NA Expanded Categorical Eligibility Standard (185% FPL)
NA Gross Monthly Income Eligibility Standard (130% FPL)
NA Net Monthly Income Eligibility Standard (100% FPL)
NA Shelter and Homeless Shelter Deductions
NA Standard Deduction
NA Thrifty Food Plan
Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) and Limited Utility Allowance (LUA)
NOTE The CA Needy Family Test uses the 100% and 130% FPL as designated by FNS.
These updates are now available in the CNAP Manual. Determinations for benefit months prior to 10/2023 are subject to the previous FFY 2023 standards.
NOTE There were no changes made to the following for FFY 2024:
Income Reporting Amount
Maximum NA Resource Limit
Minimum NA Allotment
Telephone Utility Allowance (TUA)
Winnings Reporting Amount
Policy reference(s) revised due to this change:
FAA6.J03B - NA Standard Deduction
FAA6.J03C - NA Shelter Deductions
FAA6.J08 - NA Thrifty Food Plan
FAA6.J11 - AZSNAP Allotment
General Information: Forms Update
Changes to Forms – 09/16/2023 through 09/22/2023
As a reminder, it is important not to save documents on your desktop or a folder. It is better to use the form you need directly from the Document Center. Forms are frequently updated and sometimes the current form must be used for programming purposes.
Newly created forms:
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Revised forms:
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New Marketing Materials (Posters, Pamphlets, Flyers):
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Revised Marketing Materials (Posters, Pamphlets, Flyers):
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Forms Archived from the Document Center
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