Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0051
On-Line Food Stamp Program Applications

This policy encourages state to comply with the application and notice requirements on the paper forms that an applicant can download.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0050
Waivers of 7 CFR 273.10(f)(4) – Shortening Certification Periods

This is to advise you that we are revising conditions associated with waivers of 7 CFR 273.10(f)(4) which would allow state agencies to shorten the certification periods of food stamp households

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0049
Face-to-Face Interview Waiver Criteria

This is to advise you that we are expanding our criteria for the approval of waivers of the face-to-face interview at both initial and recertification. We also wish to note that since state agencies already may waive the face-to-face interview on an individual case basis based on a finding of hardship, we are now categorizing these waivers as waivers of the requirement that state agencies document hardship prior to utilizing alternatives to the face-to-face interview.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0046
Treatment of gift cards for Food Stamp purposes

FSP legislative and regulatory provisions do not, either directly or indirectly, address the treatment of gift cards for program purposes. While these rules can potentially be interpreted to count gift cards as a resource, we believe this would be inadvisable since attempts to verify the existence and value of the cards during the certification process would be extremely difficult, problematic and subject to error.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0038
Verification Sample Size

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act was amended by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 to specify verification sample sizes for local educational agencies .

SP27-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0034
Eligibility of Private Adult Correctional Institutions to Receive and Use Donated Foods

This memorandum addresses the eligibility of privately owned or managed adult correctional institutions to receive donated foods for their own use, as charitable institutions, or to receive and use donated foods to provide meals for another charitable institution’s food service.

FD-059
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0031
Separate Household Status for Disabled Persons

Memo regarding a court suit filed in the state of Alabama on the the proper treatment of situations involving severely disabled persons who do not purchase and prepare their food with the individuals with whom they reside.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0029
FSP – 2-Year ABAWD Waivers – Using the Same Area for Multiple Waivers

This is a follow-up of our memorandum of Feb. 3, 2006, authorizing 2-year waivers of the work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents. Since we issued the original memorandum, we have received several requests in which state agencies have requested waivers under which they proposed to include the same jurisdiction in waivers covering two different approval periods.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0025
Medicaid’s Required Documentation of Citizenship; Its Effect on the Food Stamp Program

As a result of the recently enacted Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 there is a requirement that a Medicaid client present documentary evidence of citizenship. The provision does not expand or restrict eligibility for Medicaid, but simply imposes the requirement that a Medicaid client present documentary evidence of citizenship. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0021
Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations Reauthorization 2004

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the impact of these modifications on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

CACFP 10-2006