Adequate Notice - Adequate notice is a notice of benefit decrease or closure provided to the EDG no later than the date the EDG would have received their next benefit. The notice contains all the information specified in Notice of Action.
Administrative Disqualification Hearing (ADH) - A hearing held to determine if the accused individual committed an intentional program violation.
Advance Notice - A notice to the EDG that allows at least 10 days before a benefit decrease or case closure. This is the adverse action period. The first day of the 10-day adverse action period begins the day after the notice is mailed. The notice contains all the information specified in Notice of Action.
Afghan Special Immigrant (SIV) - Special immigrant status granted by INA under Section 101(a)(27) to an individual from Afghanistan who worked with U.S. government.
Agency Error - An overpayment caused by the agency’s action or failure to take action.
Aid and Attendance Program Payments - The Aid and Attendance Program payment provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require regular attendance of another individual to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature.
Aid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) - An optional program operated by the State to supplement the Federal SSI program.
Asylee - Asylees are non-citizens who sought residence in the United States in order to avoid persecution in their country of origin. Unlike refugees, who apply for and are granted the right to lawfully enter the United States while living overseas, non-citizens granted asylum applied either at a port of entry or at some point after their entry into the United States.
Authorized Point of Sale (POS) - FNS approved retailers and wholesalers where individuals use an EBT card to purchase approved foods.
Authorized Representative (AREP) - An individual authorized to apply for SNAP benefits on behalf of the EDG.
- authorized but not received,
- authorized but not accessed,
- recouped, or
- not paid because they are less than the minimum amount.