Parolee - An individual who is ineligible to enter the U.S. as a refugee, immigrant or non-immigrant who has been allowed entry into the U.S. by the DHS. This provision of the law is only used for emergency, humanitarian, and public interest reasons. 

Partnership - A business organization in which 2 or more individuals join to manage and operate a business. Each owner contributes money, property, labor, or skills and expects to share in the profits or losses of the business.

Payment-In-Kind (PIK) Program - A program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency, created to take large acres out of production to address farm surpluses, without adding to government program costs. Farmers are paid in-kind from the crops held. Some crops held include but are not limited to:

  • Corn
  • Cotton
  • Cranberries
  • Grain Sorghum
  • Rice
  • Sugar Beets
  • Wheat

Periodic Report Form (PRF) - Form W-1054, Periodic Report Form (PRF), is sent to all EDGs with a 12 month cycle to report required change information at the 6th month.

Personal Effects - Belongings of individuals such as, but not limited to:

  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Grooming aids
  • Hobby equipment
  • Jewelry

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) - Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as the first name or first initial and last name, along with one or more of the following types of data:

  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Financial records
  • Passport number
  • Social Security number
  • State identification number

Piecework - Work done by the piece and paid at a set rate per unit.

PIN - Personal Identification Number

Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) - Program provided under the Social Security Act to help individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) get a job or start a business.

POA - Power of Attorney

Post-secondary Education Institution - Any public or private educational institution (including correspondence or on-line institutions) which:

  • normally requires a high school diploma or equivalency certificate for enrollment; or
  • offers degree programs regardless of whether a high school diploma is required.

Examples: colleges, universities, business, vocational, trade, and technical schools.

An institution of higher education does not include any adult basic education program.

Pre-strike Income - All earned and unearned income normally received in a month when a person isn’t on strike.

Primary Wage Earner (PWE) - The primary wage earner is the EDG member with the most earned income in the 2 months prior to a work requirement violation. The earned income must be from a job of at least 20 hours or more per week, or equal to the federal minimum wage multiplied by 20 hours.

Prisoner Verification System (PVS) - A match to identify EDG members 18 years of age or older who are incarcerated.

Probation / Parole Violator - An individual who is in violation of conditions of probation or parole imposed by a State or federal law. Law enforcement must be actively seeking the individual to enforce these conditions.

Program Informational Activities - Activities to share information about SNAP through publications, interviews, posters, public contacts, etc.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Nutrition Assistance Programs such as:
    • Connecticut Nutrition Assistance Program (CTNAP)
    • Food banks
    • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
  • Nutritional information regarding menus, food preparation, food choices, etc.
  • Rights and responsibilities of SNAP applicants and recipients
  • Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) information.

Protected Health Information (PHI) - Protected Health Information is information that identifies and provides at least one piece of medical information about an individual, such as physical or mental conditions, medications, hospitalizations, etc.

Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) - A block grant nutritional assistance program operated in Puerto Rico.