FAA2.A The Application : 01 Requirements for NA Expedited Services (NAX)
Requirements for NA Expedited Services (NAX)
Information on this page refers to the Nutrition Assistance program
This subject includes the NA expedited service and time frame criteria for a new NA application.
Policy
For a new NA application(g) to be expedited, one or more of the following are required to be reported on the application:
The reported total gross countable income expected to be received in the application month is less than $150, and the reported liquid resources are $100 or less.
A destitute migrant or seasonal farm worker is included in the NA application, and the reported liquid resources are $100 or less.
The reported total gross countable income expected to be received in the application month plus the reported liquid resources are less than the reported rent or mortgage plus one of the following for the budgetary unit size:
The Telephone Utility Allowance (TUA) when the only utility is a telephone expense.
The Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) amount when the budgetary unit has a utility expense other than a telephone expense.
See NA Utility Expenses and Allowances for additional information regarding the allowances.
NOTE When there are no utility expenses, determine NA expedite eligibility without using a utility allowance.
NA expedited services are only available with new NA applications. When turning in a new application for NA, the number of times a budgetary unit may receive NA expedited services is unlimited. When verification documents are provided with the application, the documents are also used to determine the income and resources of the budgetary unit.
For eligible NA expedite applications, a determination is made for the PI to receive NA benefits by the seventh calendar day from the application date.
The following new applications are ineligible for NA expedited services and are processed using the NA new application time frames:
All postponed verification requested at the last expedited approval was not received by FAA.
The application is an untimely NA renewal application.
The previous NA approval period was stopped for refusing to cooperate with the Quality Control (QC) process. (See Outstanding QC Reviews)
Verification
When an NA application is expedited, all verification except identity of the Primary Informant(g) can be postponed. (See Postponed Verification for additional information.)
Legal Authorities
7 CFR 273.2(i)(1)(i)
7 CFR 273.2(i)(1)(ii)
7 CFR 273.2.(i)(1)(iii)
7 CFR 273.2(i)(4)(iv)
FNS Waiver
last revised 04/11/2022