An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.Food and Nutrition Service
Title:The Assessment of Contribution of an Interview to SNAP Eligibility and Benefit Determination Study
OMB Control Number:0584-NEW.
Summary of Collection:The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) seeks approval to conduct data collection as part of the Assessment of the Contributions of an Interview to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility and Benefit Determinations. The overall aid of this evaluation is to examine the impact of eliminating client interviews at SNAP certification and recertification. A central feature of the changes is a waiver that allows States to conduct the in-person eligibility interview over the telephone. Many States have implemented this interview waiver. Some States have expressed interest in exploring alternative certification approaches that do not require conducting any interviews in the SNAP eligibility determination process. However, little data is available to access the impact of eliminating a certification interview on client access, customer service, and program integrity. The authority for this collection in contained in Section 17 [7 U.S.C. 2026](a)(1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.
Need and Use of the Information:The study will focus on the contribution of interviews of the determination of SNAP eligibility and benefits. The overall purpose of this study is to meet its research objectives with the precision necessary to inform future SNAP policy. It will quantify the impact of replacing the in-person interview with no interview and examine how this affects participation, efficiency, access, payment accuracy, and client satisfaction.
Description of Respondents:Individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions.
Number of Respondents:4,358.
Frequency of Responses:Reporting: Other (one time).
Total Burden Hours:1,082.