FAA1.D Programs Administered by FAA : 01 NA Programs : B Arizona Simplified Nutrition Assistance Program (AZSNAP)
Arizona Simplified Nutrition Assistance Program (AZSNAP)
Information on this page refers to the Nutrition Assistance program
The AZSNAP project is designed to strengthen access to NA benefits for persons that are elderly and are receiving SSI.
Arizona Simplified Nutrition Assistance Program (AZSNAP) participants are required to meet all of the following:
65 years old or older
Arizona resident
Does not live in an assisted living facility or group home
Receives the maximum Supplemental Security Income (SSI) amount (See SSI Maximum Benefit Amount)
Does not receive NA
Lives alone or buys and prepares food separately from others
NOTE A spouse is a mandatory participant. When the participant lives with their spouse(g) they are not eligible for AZSNAP benefits, even when the spouse is also receiving SSI.
Does not receive Tribal Food Distribution. (See Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) for additional information)
A monthly interface between FAA and the Social Security Administration (SSA) identifies participants who meet the above criteria. FAA mails the AZSNAP Application for NA notice and registers the application using the notice mail date. Instructions in the notice informs the participant where to return the completed AZSNAP application.
When no response to the notice is received, the application is denied on the 30th calendar day(g) and the Second AZSNAP Application for NA notice is sent to the participant allowing an additional 30 calendar days to respond. The application remains in denied status unless the participant responds to the notice during the second 30 calendar days.
Participants are not eligible for AZSNAP benefits when they are disqualified for, and not limited to, any of the following reasons:
They are a fleeing felon
They have a disqualifying drug conviction
They have an intentional program violation
For a full list of disqualification reasons and how to have a disqualification removed, see Disqualified Participants.
AZSNAP participants are not required to complete any of the following:
An Interview
Income verification
Expense verification
Report changes
A single lottery or gambling winning equal to or more than the winnings reporting amount must be reported. See Winnings Reporting Amount for the amount that is required to be reported.
AZSNAP participants do not qualify for expedited NA benefits.
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last revised 03/27/2023