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340:50-10-9. Expungement of benefits

Revised 7-19-21

(a) Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) expunges Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits after:

(1) 12 months of inactivity until September 22, 2021; or

(2) 274-calendar days of inactivity beginning September 22, 2021.

(b) Inactivity occurs when the household does not take action that affects the balance of the household's SNAP electronic benefit transfer account, such as making a purchase or return.  • 1

(c) Beginning September 22, 2021, OKDHS must provide an expungement notice to the household at least 30-calendar days before expunging the benefit.

Instructions to Staff 340:50-10-9

Revised 7-19-21

1.  The household, not Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS), must take an action to affect the balance. When OKDHS loads a household's monthly benefit allotment, this action does not stop an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card balance from being inactive.

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