Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter II. Transitional SNAP.


§ 4–261.21. Implementation of transitional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits.

A qualified household that ceases to receive cash assistance under the District’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (“TANF”) program, funded by federal TANF funds, District Maintenance of Effort (“MOE”) funds, or any other cash assistance received under a state-funded program (collectively “cash assistance”) due to a change in income, shall receive transitional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (“SNAP”) benefits for a period of 5 months after the date on which the cash assistance was terminated, automatically adjusted for the loss of the cash assistance, pursuant to section 11(s) of the Food Stamp Act Food Stamp Act of 1964, approved August 31, 1964 (78 Stat. 703; 7 U.S.C. § 2020(s) ) (“Food Stamp Act”).


(Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 5082, 57 DCR 6242.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 5082 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542).

Short Title

Short title: Section 5081 of D.C. Law 18-223 provided that subtitle I of title V of the act may be cited as the “SNAP Expansion Act of 2010”.


§ 4–261.22. Implementation of simplified self-employment deduction.

No later than March 31, 2011, the Mayor shall submit to the United States Department of Agriculture, a proposal to use a standard self-employment deduction, with an option for an applicant to prove actual expenses in the event that the applicant’s expenses exceed the set standard deduction under SNAP, pursuant to section 5(m) of the Food Stamp Act (7 U.S.C. § 2014 (m) ) and to 7 C.F.R. § 273.11(b)(3)(v) ).


(Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 5083, 57 DCR 6242.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 5083 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542).


§ 4–261.23. Reporting.

Beginning on January 1, 2011, and every 6 months thereafter, the Mayor shall provide the following information, delineated by month, to the Council, the:

(1) Number of households participating in the District’s cash assistance TANF programs;

(2) Number of households participating in SNAP;

(3) Number of homeless households participating in SNAP;

(4) Number of households who left the District’s cash assistance TANF programs, including the reasons they left;

(5) Number of households who left SNAP, including the reasons they left; and

(6) Number of SNAP participants who are self-employed.


(Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 5084, 57 DCR 6242.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 5084 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542).