Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0004
Revised Treatment of Gift Cards in Determining SNAP Eligibility and Benefits

The memorandum that follows is intended to update earlier guidance provided to state agencies on the treatment of gift cards in determining Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility and benefits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0002
Updated Retirement Account Exclusions from Resources

This memorandum updates earlier guidance on the treatment of retirement accounts in determining SNAP eligibility.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0013
LIHEAP Implementation Memo

On February 7, 2014, SNAP was reauthorized as part of The Agricultural Act of 2014 (PL 113-79). Attached is an implementing memorandum describing Section 4006, "Standard Utility Allowances Based on the Receipt of Energy Assistance."

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0007
Questions and Answers Related to the FDPIR: Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility Final Rule

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide questions and answers to help Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies implement provisions of the final rule: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Income Deductions & Resource Eligibility.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0053
Treatment of Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

This memorandum provides guidance to states on how to treat MLR rebates received by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0013
Treatment of TANF-Funded Subsidized Employment Income

It has come to our attention that a number of states have begun using the Emergency Fund to develop and implement a wide range of subsidized employment efforts. In addition to the Emergency Fund program, subsidized employment may be funded under the regular TANF block grant or state Maintenance of Effort (MOE) funds.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0077
SNAP - Excluding $25 Unemployment Compensation Payments from Income and Resources

A recently enacted law changes the treatment of the $25 supplemental weekly Unemployment Compensation payment authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2OO9 (ARRA) authorized.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0047
SNAP - Non-Land-Line Telephone Expenses Allowances and Deductions

For over thirty years, SNAP has deducted the cost of telephones in determining a household's eligibility and benefit amounts, either by deducting actual telephone bills or standard telephone allowances.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0041
SNAP - Clarifying Income Exclusion Regarding the Summer Youth Employment Opportunities and Youth Build Program

Recently, it has been brought to the National Office's attention that there is some confusion concerning the treatment of income received from the Summer Youth Employment Opportunities element under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0035
Clarification on Exclusion of Retirement Accounts from Resources

This memo clarifies which retirement accounts the Act expressly excludes from resources.