Resource | Policy Memos
Deductible Excess Medical Expenses

On November 23, 2015 the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Program Development Division (PDD) issued a memo in response to multiple inquiries received regarding the SNAP excess medical expense deduction for elderly and disabled households. FNS is reissuing this memo.

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ABAWD Time Limit Policy and Program Access Memo

This memorandum provides guidance to States in taking the balanced approach necessary to properly implement the SNAP time limit for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD).

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SNAP FY 2016 Cost of Living Adjustments

This memorandum provides the.fiscal year (FY) 2016 Cost-of~Living Adjustments (COLA) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, COLAs are effective as of October 1, 2015.

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SNAP Recertification Interview Scheduling Memo

This memorandum clarifies Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy regarding recertification interview scheduling.

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SNAP FY 2016 FEDERAL Areas for MEs Target Memo

The purpose of this memo is to transmit national target areas and procedures for Management Evaluations (MEs) for fiscal year (FY) 2016.  The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), with imput from the  Regional Offices (ROs), has identified 4 national target areas for the ROs to review.

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SNAP - FY 2016 State Target Areas for Management Evaluations (MEs)

The purpose of this memo is to transmit national target areas and procedures for Management Evaluation s(MEs) for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), with input from the Regional Offices (ROs), has identified four national target areas for the ROs to review.

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Same Sex Marriage and SNAP Mandatory Household States Memo

This memorandum restates the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy on the treatment of same-sex marriages with regard to Section 3(m)(2) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended.

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SNAP Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents Q&As June 2015

Section 6(0) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 limits able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to 3 months in any 36-month period, unless the individual meets the ABA WD work requirement or is otherwise exempt. The Food and Nutrition Service is providing the attached guidance in response to recent questions from State agencies concerning ABAWD policy.

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Expiration of Statewide ABAWD Time Limit Waivers

Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 limits able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to 3 months in any 36-month period, unless the individual meets the ABAWD work requirement or is otherwise exempt. The law also provides that States may qualify to temporarily waive the 3-month time limit in areas with high unemployment or depressed labor markets.

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SNAP Online Applications Best Practices

As government agencies move more and more services onto the web, they sometimes struggle with the best ways to present information so that it is clear and easy to use for a range of clients. This Guide can help State Agencies create online SNAP applications using a client-centered approach.