DPHSS: 4 Disqualified from Food Stamp Program; 2 Get the Boot from TANF

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Guam – Public Health Director James Gillan has announced that 4 people have been disqualified from the food stamp [SNAP] program and another 2 have been disqualified from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Family program [TANF].

According to a release, the 4 bounced from the SNAP program failed to report the departure of a family member.  The 2 excluded from TANF failed to report family income.

READ the release from DPHSS Director Gillan below:

The Director of the Department of Public Health and Social Services, Mr. James W. Gillan, releases the statistics for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012 (April 2012 to June 2012) relative to the number of clients who were disqualified from participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP formerly known as Food Stamp Program) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program.

These clients were found to have intentionally violated rules under the SNAP and TANF Programs.

PROGRAM

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS DISQUALIFIED

AMOUNT OF

RESTITUTION

3rd Quarter

3rd Quarter

SNAP

04

$25,926.00

TANF

02

$8,927.00

 

GRAND TOTAL

06

$34,853.00

 

Four (4) failed to report the loss of household members, and two (2) failed to report income timely. All six (6) disqualifications were for a period of 12 months for a first violation.

Individuals who were found to have committed Intentional Program Violation (IPV) through Administrative Disqualification Hearing (ADH) shall be ineligible to participate in the program for:

12 MONTHS for the 1ST VIOLATION
24 MONTHS for the 2ND VIOLATION
PERMANENT DISQUALIFICATION for the 3RD VIOLATION

Under the Simplified Reporting on SNAP, households are required to report only when the income exceeds 130% of the federal poverty level. This change must be reported by the 10th of the month following the month the change occurred.

To comply with TANF Program requirements, any change in employment, household members moving in or out, or change of address requires that the household report to the department within 10 days of the date the change becomes known to the household.