You cannot be denied SNAP benefits for lack of proof of deductions, but your benefits may be higher if you provide proofs. 106 C.M.R. §§ 364.450(B). What proofs do I need and how do I get them to DTA? has detailed information on verifications, self-declarations, worker assistance and more for each deduction. You can also claim deductions any time you incur these expenses.
- Self-declare the cost of child care or adult dependent care, including transportation, and shelter/utility costs unless questionable.
- Claim and verify child support paid with any legal document that describes your obligation and the amount you pay. See What is the child support deduction? Claim and verify un-reimbursed medical expenses to claim the standard $155 deduction or actual expenses if higher. See What medical expenses can I claim if I am elderly or disabled?
If your DTA worker failed to give you a notice or checklist telling you what verifications you needed and the date by which to provide them, or failed to help you get the verifications, you may be able to recover the lost benefits. 106 C.M.R. § 364.450(B). See also Can I get my SNAP case re-opened if I am denied for lack of proofs?