Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0060
SNAP - Issues with Certification Materials Submission Instructions

This memo discusses SNAP applications and other documents being sent by clients to the USDA Office of Civil Rights instead of the appropriate state SNAP office. The memo outlines best practices states can use to make submission instructions clearer for clients.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0037
State Agency Requirements for Required and Missing Verification for Regular Initial Applications

FNS is issuing this policy memo in response to inquiries about how state agencies are required to inform households about required and missing verification and how this interacts with other Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements, including whether a state may close a case on the 30th day following application.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0032
Clarification on the three ways initial SNAP application processing timeliness is measured

The memorandum that follows is intended to clarify the three ways in which FNS measures timeliness of initial Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program application processing.  This memorandum does not represent new policy, but seeks to clarify the three existing data collection and monitoring procedures.

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.