For Immediate Release

July 7, 2015;3:45pm

DPHSS Release No. 2015-056

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Program Participants

The Department of Public Health and Social Services would like to remind the recipients of the Guam Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program of the Simplified Reporting requirements. 

Under Simplified Reporting households are certified for twelve (12) months, but are required to submit a Periodic Change Report at the 6th month of the certification with or without changes in income or household circumstances, except for elderly or disabled individuals without earned income.

Example: Case is certified from January 1st to December 31st; on May 15th a Periodic Change Report form will be mailed out to you and you must complete and return the report by June 10th.

You are required to report when your income exceeds the 130% Federal Poverty Level for your household size shown below.  Reports must be submitted by the 10th of the month, following the month in which the change occurred.

Example:  Income increased by 130% on June 16; you must report this change by July 10)

HOUSEHOLD SIZE                  Gross Monthly Income (130% of FPL)

1                                                           $1,265

2                                                           $1,705

3                                                           $2,144

4                                                           $2,584

5                                                           $3,024

6                                                           $3,464

7                                                           $3,904

8                                                           $4,344

9                                                           $4,784

10                                                         $5,224

11                                                         $5,664

12                                                         $6,104

13                                                         $6,544

14                                                         $6,984

15                                                         $7,424

Each Additional Member                      $444

When submitting your Periodic Change Report (Interim Change Report), please complete all information required, and provide the required supporting documents.  Of utmost importance is your check stub(s) (2 check stubs for the reporting month), and all the utility bills for reporting month.

Periodic Change Report (Interim Change Report) may be mailed or dropped in the drop boxes at the Central and Northern Public Health Centers before the 10th day of the reporting month. Please ensure that all required supporting documents are included.

Keep in mind that failure to submit Interim Change Report will result in termination of your case/benefits.

For more information on the Simplified Reporting, please call the Bureau of Economic Security, at 735-7258 or 7288.

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