You can self-declare the following information for SNAP eligibility:
- Your household composition – for example, if you live with others but purchase and prepare most of your food separately.
- The U.S. citizenship of any household member.
- Your date of birth.
- Your shelter expenses such as your rent or homeownership costs, and the type of utilities you pay for.
- Your child care or adult dependent care expenses.
See a list of SNAP verifications at application:106 C.M.R. §§ 361.610
DTA should accept your self-declaration unless DTA determines the information is questionable. See What if DTA does not accept the proofs I sent them? You can write down this information on your SNAP Application, Recertification or Interim Report forms. You can also send DTA a written statement that you sign and date, or report certain by uploading them to your case through DTA Connect. See Appendix C Dependent Child Care Deduction and Sample Declaration and Appendix C Sample Declaration of Shelter Costs.
DTA Online Guide: Cross Programs > Verifications > Verifications Overview > Signatures on Verifications