Requests for Information: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Income Conversion Factors for Anticipated Income

CLASP submits these comments on the Request for Information regarding the Income Conversion Factors for Anticipated Income within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We oppose a change to the current options for converting weekly and bi-weekly income into monthly income for the purposes of SNAP eligibility and benefit determination, including any alteration to the specific conversion factors. These long-standing options allow states to implement simplified income determination procedures. Imposing new standards would unduly burden state agencies, hinder program efficiency, and create additional hurdles for SNAP participants.