Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0092
ABAWD Question and Answers

Attached are questions posed by state agencies and Food and Nutrition Service responses that provide clarification on SNAP policy surrounding time-limited participation for ABAWDs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0085
2008 Farm Bill

On June 18, 2008, Congress enacted P.L. 110-246, The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (FECA). The law contains various provisions that affect food stamp eligibility, benefits, and program administration.  All provisions related to the Food Stamp Program are effective Oct. 1, 2008.  

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0071
SNAP - FY 2014 Cost-of-Living Adjustments and ARRA Sunset Impacts on Maximum Allotments for Alaska and Hawaii

SNAP-Fiscal Year 2014 Cost-of-Living Adjustments and ARRA Sunset Impacts on Maximum Allotments for Alaska and Hawaii

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0070
SNAP – Updated Federal Trafficking Definition

In February, 2013, FNS published final regulations revising the definition of trafficking. It subsequently came to our attention that some states were not clear that upon its effective date, federal law takes precedence and states were expected to implement the new federal trafficking definition.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0065
SNAP- Able Bodied Adults without Dependents Waivers for Fiscal Year 2014

This memo provides the list of states that are eligible to waive SNAP participation time limits for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs) for FY 2014. Under SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 273.24(f)(2), a state can qualify for a 12-month statewide ABA WD waiver if the Department of Labor (DOL) Unemployment Insurance Service determines that it qualifies for extended unemployment benefits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0064
SNAP Applications and the Affordable Care Act

As states implement application and process changes for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), states look to the Food and Nutrition Service for technical assistance on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application issues and policy compatibility. This memorandum provides regional offices with guidance as they work with states to ensure that online and paper SNAP applications meet federal requirements and are user-friendly, understandable and effective.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0059
Data Exchange between the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) for Direct Certification with SNAP

This memo is to inform you of recent changes related to data exchanges for the purposes of direct certification for NSLP with SNAP. Please share this information with Stateagencies administering SNAP and continue to encourage them to fully cooperate with their NSLP counterparts to improve the direct certification of children in SNAP households.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0042
SNAP - Clarification of Policies Barriers Facing Homeless Youth

This memorandum provides policy clarification that will help to ensure that eligible homeless youth can access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0035
Special Disaster Rules for Accepting SNAP EBT Benefits for Hot Food Purchases

Due to Hurricane Sandy, and effective immediately, retail food stores licensed by the Food and Nutrition Service to accept SNAP benefits in the following counties may accept SNAP benefits in exchange for HOT foods and foods intended to be consumed on retailer premises:

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0029
Promising Practices

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is compiling promising practices to assist states, local agencies, community and faith-based organizations, and others to share their best ideas.