Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
EFT Commercial Infrastructures and Implications for EBT

The report assesses the existing commercial infrastructure of on-line Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) in the context of multi-state, multi-program EBT. The findings are based on interviews of respondents involved with the EFT commercial infrastructure.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Food Stamp Program: Disqualification Penalties for Intentional Program Violations

FNS is proposing to amend Food Stamp Program regulations by increasing the disqualification penalties for individuals who are found guilty in a Federal, State or local court of trading or receiving food stamp coupons (coupons) for firearms, ammunition, explosives or controlled substances.

Resource | Rule
Food Stamp Program: Utility Reimbursement Exclusion

This action excludes certain utility reimbursements made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) from income consideration in determining Food Stamp Program eligibility and benefits.

Resource | Rule
Food Stamp Program: Technical Amendments Concerning Disabled in Group Homes and Income Exclusion for Plans for Achieving Self-Support

This document contains a correction to the final regulation (59 FR 5697) published on February 8, 1994. The regulations concerned certain provisions of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act Amendments of 1991 that dealt with disabled persons in group homes and income exclusions for Plans for Achieving Self-Support.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
The Evaluation of Maryland EBT Demonstration: Final Results

The Maryland demonstration was the first statewide roll-out of an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) system involving multiple programs on a single card. The goal was to confirm that a large- scale, multi-program EBT system is technically feasible and determine whether such a system can achieve cost-neutrality government-wide while maintaining high quality service for recipients. The test involved food stamps plus five cash-benefit programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Bonus Child Support for AFDC Recipients, Disability Assistance Loan Program, Non-Public Assistance Child Support, and Public Assistance for Adults. All parts of Maryland, both urban and rural, were converted to EBT.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
The Impacts of Off-Line Electronic Benefits Transfer Demonstration

The objectives of the demonstration were to determine the technological feasibility of offline EBT; whether it would be accepted by stakeholder groups; and whether it would be cost-effective.

Resource | Notice
Food Stamp Program: Technical Amendments Concerning Disabled in Group Homes and Income Exclusion for Plans for Achieving Self-Support

This final rule expands the food stamp eligibility of certain blind and disabled individuals residing in group homes and excludes income of an SSI recipient necessary for the fulfillment of a Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS).

Resource | Proposed Rule
Food Stamp Program: Distribution of Employment and Training Performance-Based Funds

This rule proposes to freeze the performance-based grants at the level the State agencies received in Fiscal Year 1993, for two years from promulgation of this rule in final form.