JIC #178: Reporting requirements for SNAP

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COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. Cumulative test results will be provided this evening once all tests from today are finalized.

To date, there have been 185 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths, 169 released from isolation, and 11 active cases. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice. For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

Reporting Requirements for SNAP

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reminds recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that a change report must be submitted to the Bureau of Economic Security (BES) when a household’s income exceeds the 130% Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for their household’s size.

The change report is due by the 10th day of the following month in which the change occurred.  For example, for this fiscal year, the 130% FPL for household size of one is $1,354. If the household’s gross income exceeds $1,354 in June 2020, the household is required to submit a change report by July 10, 2020.

In addition, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Paycheck Protection Program benefits are countable income under the SNAP as per Food and Nutrition Service guidance, which may reduce recipient’s current benefit.

Below is the SNAP Table at 130% FPL for Fiscal Year 2020.

Household Size

Gross Monthly Income Limit

130% FPL

1

$1,354

2

$1,832

3

$2,311

4

$2,790

5

$3,269

6

$3,748

7

$4,227

8

$4,705

9

$5,184

10

$5,663

11

$6,142

12

$6,621

13

$7,100

14

$7,579

15

$8,058

Each Additional Member: $479

For more information, please call the following numbers:

  • BES North (Dededo) at 635-7488/635-7484/635-7439/635-7396/635-7429

  • BES Southern (Inarajan) at 828-7542/828-7534/828-7524

  • BES Central (Ran-Care Building) at 638-4506/4507/727-5342/727-5174/727-5320/727-5282 /727-5279/727-5233/735-5213/735-5910/735/5915.

Report Unemployment Fraud to GDOL 

The Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) is releasing updated resources for the general public to prevent and report fraud or misuse regarding the unemployment benefits covered by the CARES Act—the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program.

Claimant fraud may include knowingly submitting false information (social security, income, etc.), collecting benefits when ineligible, certifying for benefits while not being able and available to work, or intentionally collecting full benefits while not reporting wages or income.

The community is advised to report unemployment fraud, waste, and abuse to protect local and federal tax dollars to pua.fraud@dol.guam.gov.  The Office of Inspector General (OIG) from the U.S. Department of Labor also encourages the public to report wrongdoing involving fraud, waste, and abuse for all Labor programs and operations to the OIG Hotline at 800-347-3756.

For more information, visit their website at www.oig.dol.gov. Call 311, option 6, or follow GDOL on social media for updates on Facebook (@guamdol) and Instagram (@dolguam).

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies, continues expanded COVID-19 testing.

Testing is free and open to the public. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. If your village is not listed, please proceed to a neighboring village for testing. Please bring an I.D., if one is available. The expanded testing schedule is as follows:

COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing:

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Piti Mayor’s Office

    • Free and open to Piti residents

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Santa Rita Senior Center

    • Free and open to Santa Rita residents

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the St. Anthony Church grounds, Tamuning

    • Free and open to Tamuning and Tumon residents

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the GPD Police Koban Parking Lot (next to Barrigada Community Center)

    • Free and open to Barrigada residents

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Agana Heights Mayor’s Office

    • Free and open to Agana Heights residents

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your health care provider. If a patient does not have a regular health care provider, they can call any of the Community Health Centers or the DPHSS Medical Triage Hotline phone numbers listed below to report symptoms and obtain guidance from clinicians, or call 311 and dial option number 1.

  • (671) 480-7859

  • (671) 480-6760/3

  • (671) 480-7883

  • (671) 687-6170 (ADA Dedicated Number)

For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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