Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0065
SNAP - Waiver Requests to Eliminate the Interview Requirement Altogether

We recently received a request from a state agency to completely waive the requirement that the state agency conduct an interview at recertification for all households

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0058
Clarification of Farm Bill Certification Provisions of SNAP - Questions and Answers #3

Attached are additional questions and answers in response to issues raised by state agencies on SNAP certification and eligibility provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0055
Consideration of Deductions Not Received at Certification

It has come to our attention that there is confusion over the Quality Control application of the certification policy that allows state agencies to disallow deductions when the households fails to provide requested verification or fails to report an expense after being advised that failure to do so would result in the loss of a deduction.

QC Policy Memo 09-01
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0048
Q&As on Certification Issues from the 2008 Farm Bill #2

Questions and answers on the certification issues in the 2008 Farm Bill. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0040
Clarification of FCEA Certification Provisions Questions and Answers #1

Attached are questions and answers in response to issues raised by states during nationwide teleconferences on the Food Stamp Program provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0004
The Notice of Missed Interview When a Household Has Not Submitted an Application for Recertification

We are writing to clarify the policy about sending Notices of Missed Interviews in conjunction with recertifications. Whenever a state agency schedules a recertification interview and the household misses the interview the state agency must send a Notice of Missed Interview.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0021
Cooperación del Programa de Cupones para Alimentos con investigaciones de fraude

Cooperación del Programa de Cupones para Alimentos con investigaciones de fraude.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0020
Food Stamp Program Cooperation with Fraud Investigations

After a further review of this matter, and upon advice of our legal counsel, we have reconsidered our position on the use of the Request for Contact (RFC) to facilitate household cooperation with fraud investigations. We have decided that the RFC may only be issued by state eligibility workers and only when the state agency learns of a change in the household’s circumstances that calls into question the household’s continued eligibility for the program or its current level of benefits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0017
Withdrawing Food Stamp Applications

Over the past few months, we have learned that some local offices suggest that clients withdraw their applications. The suggestion or recommendation that a client withdraw impinges on the voluntary character of a withdrawal.