SNAP E&T 7P -Mileage Reimbursement and Gift Card Policy Update

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10-144 C.M.R. Chapter 609; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) Rules; Section 8

SNAP E&T Rule #7 – Mileage Reimbursement and Gift Card Policy Update

The proposed rule would update Section 8(I) Support Service Limits – Mileage Reimbursement to be consistent with the rate afforded to those covered under the Maine Service Employees Association (MSEA) contract. The proposed rule change would refer readers to the State of Maine rate found on the DHHS, Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Office of State Controller at In addition, the proposed rule would add DHHS, Divisions of Contract Management and Audit requirements for distribution of gift cards when E&T Participant Reimbursements are issued.

The proposed rule change would be effective retroactive to March 1, 2024. This corrects the January 1, 2024 effective date included in the proposed Fact Sheet and is consistent with the proposed rule pages (track changes). Retroactive rulemaking is permissible under 22 M.R.S. § 42(8) as this update provides a benefit to SNAP E&T recipients or beneficiaries and does not adversely impact applicants, participants, beneficiaries, or providers.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 M.R.S. § 42(1) and (8)

PUBLIC HEARING: None Scheduled.

COMMENT DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Written public comments may be submitted via the link at


Patricia Dushuttle, Special Projects Program Manager - SNAP

Department of Health and Human Services

Office for Family Independence

109 Capitol Street

Augusta, ME 04330-6841

Phone: (207) 624-6907/Fax: (207) 287-3455

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