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What is the Interim Report and when do I need to do one?

Produced by Patricia Baker and Victoria Negus
Reviewed January 2018

DTA will send you the Interim Report 45 days before the middle of your certification period. When you get the form, fill it out and send it back to DTA as quickly as possible so there aren’t delays in your SNAP

Example: Alexa is certified for 12 months, from January through December. She should get the Interim Report by May 15th,  45 days before July 1st.  .

The Interim Report (IR) includes the information DTA knows about your household. You can check if there has been a change or no change to the information listed. If there has been a change, try to send in verification of the changes. That can make the process faster. You do not need an interview when you file the Interim Report.

Here’s how DTA handles the Interim Report:

  • If you do not send this IR form back, your SNAP benefits will stop.
  • If you send back the IR form on time, DTA should process it and tell you if you need to send any proofs. If everything is all set, your SNAP should continue without interruption.
  • If you sent in the IR form, DTA asked you for proofs, but you were late in returning the proofs –your SNAP will be delayed. If you got the proofs in within 30 days of when your case closed, DTA should still reopen your SNAP back to the date DTA received your proofs. .
  • If you send in the IR form late (within 30 days of your case closing), DTA should reopen your SNAP case – but the benefits will be prorated as of the date they received the report.
  • If it’s been more than 30 days since your case closed, file a new application.

If you did everything DTA asked you to do and your SNAP still closed, contact the DTA Ombudsman or Legal Services. See How can the DTA Ombuds Office help? and Appendix E.

Advocacy Reminders:

  • Under federal rules DTA is required to send you a notice if they are stopping your SNAP at the point of Interim Report. You have a right to appeal if you think DTA should not have denied you (for example because you sent in verifications that were requested). You also have a right to get aid pending if you appeal within 10 days of the date of the notice. See Appeal Rights. If DTA closed your SNAP at the point of Interim Report and you did not get a notice, you still have a right to appeal and get aid pending! Send a letter to the DTA Division of Hearings within 10 days of the date you didn’t get SNAP. Contact MLRI if you have questions about this.
DTA Policy Guidance:

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Additional Guidance:
  • DTA will reopen SNAP benefits if missing verifications received within 30 day period after case closed as long as interim report received timely. If interim report was late, interim report becomes new SNAP application and benefits prorated. Transitions Hotline Q &A (March 2012) 

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