Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Personal Responsibility Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

Reconciliation Act of 1996 that add new eligibility requirements, increase existing penalties for failure to comply with Program rules, and establish a time limit for food stamp participation of three months in three years for able-bodied adults without children who are not working.

Resource | Policy Memos
Quarterly Reporting Clarification and Expansion of Waivers

The memorandum clarifies policy on quarterly reporting, and expands the kinds of changes that States can allow recipients to report quarterly, rather than when they occur.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to Regions on Categorical Eligibility

This memo clarifies that any time all members of a household receive benefits under a program for needy families funded primarily through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), whether cash or other benefits such as services, the TANF resource rules apply and thus an income eligible working family can both own a car and obtain food stamps.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to Regions Modifying Status Reporting and Offering Quarterly Reporting to All States

Letter to Regions Modifying Status Reporting and Offering Quarterly Reporting to All States

Resource | Policy Memos
Universal Quarterly Reporting Waivers

Universal Quarterly Reporting Waivers

Resource | Notices
Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

The Department of Justice  is publishing a proposed rule in this issue of the Federal Register which proposes to establish clear standards governing a determination that an alien is inadmissible or ineligible to adjust status, or has become deportable, on public charge grounds. Before the proposed rule becomes final, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Service) is publishing its field guidance on public charge issues as an attachment to this notice. This is necessary to help alleviate public confusion over the meaning of the term ‘‘public charge’’ in immigration law and its relationship to the receipt of Federal, State, and local public benefits. This field guidance will also provide aliens with better guidance as to the types of public benefits that will and will not be considered in public charge determinations