Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0018
FNS – Food Loss as an Eligibility Factor for the Disaster Food Stamp Program

This policy memo provides clarification on food loss as an eligibility factor for the Disaster Food Stamp Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0032
Expanded Disaster Evacuee Policy

This version replaces the guidance published on Sept. 2, 2005. It has been revised to extend the application period to the end of October and clarify that normal program rules apply beginning with January 2006 issuances.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0031
National Evacuee Policy

This policy applies to evacuees from areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Those include counties in the Gulf Coast region in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The unprecedented damage from Hurricane Katrina has made it necessary for people to be evacuated, not only from the project area where they are living, but even from the entire State.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0034
Questions & Answers on Evacuees

This guidance applies to the Expanded Disaster Evacuee Policy (Sept. 2, 2005, as modified on Sept. 14, 2005).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0033
The National Enhanced Policy for Evacuees

This version replaces the guidance published on Sept. 9, 2005. We have clarified that the policy is applicable to evacuees that apply either in September or October 2005, and to households that move within the state. Concurrently, we have revised the Expanded Disaster Evacuee Policy to allow that policy to apply through Oct. 31, 2005.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0048
Treatment of Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance and National Flood Insurance Program Payments in Income Eligibility Determinations for Food and Nutrition Service Programs

This memorandum provides guidance to state administrators in making household eligibility determinations in all nutrition assistance programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0050
Food Stamp Eligibility for Residents of Assisted Living Facilities with Meal Options

This is in reply to your July 21, 2005, memorandum with the above subject in which you ask for clarifications relating to the provision of the regulations at 7 CFR 273.1(b)(7)(vi). This provision provides, in part, that individuals must be considered residents of an institution when the institution provides them with the majority of their meals (over 50 percent of three meals daily) as part of the institution’s normal services.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0042
FSP - Policy Clarification: Deduction Language on Application and Reported Changes

Memo regarding confusion about the proper way to handle a situation involving a Food Stamp Program participant who receives an increase in benefits after reporting an increase in a deductible expense but subsequently fails to verify that increase in deductible expense.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0045
Budgeting Drug Expenses Under the Medicare Drug Discount Card and the New Medicare Drug Program (Part D)

Attached are 18 Questions and Answers about the drug expenses of Food Stamp clients who also receive Medicare. The Questions and Answers concern the phasing out of the Drug Discount Card, Medicare’s implementation of the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program, and Food Stamp Quality Control. We have developed this guidance in consultation with our Federal partners.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0019
Impact of the Defense of Marriage Act on Food Stamp Program Eligibility

This memorandum is intended to address the impact of State laws that permit same sex marriages on Food Stamp Program eligibility requirements.