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Further Questions Answers on the Balanced Budget Act of 1997

These questions and answers deal with able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

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Food Stamp Comparable Disqualifications

The following memo gives guidance on disqualifying a member of a food stamp household from the Food Stamp Program when that person fails to do something required by another public assistance program.

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Work Supplementation or Support Guidance Q&As

The goal of work supplementation or support is to help move public assistance food stamp recipients into nonsubsidized jobs and promote self sufficiency.

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Guidance on State Option Food Stamp Programs

The Fiscal Year 1997 Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 105-18) gave States the option of purchasing Federal food stamps for use in State-funded food assistance programs that provide nutrition assistance to legal immigrants and childless, able-bodied adults ineligible for the Food Stamp Program because of the three-month food stamp time limit. Below are guidelines States should observe when operating State-funded programs that utilize Federal food stamps.

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Guidance on State Option Food Stamp Programs

Attached is guidance for your staff and State agencies on submitting a request to purchase food stamps for use in State-funded nutrition programs. The guidance includes information on the terms for reimbursing the Federal government for the value of food stamps distributed and the Federal administrative costs incurred under such State programs.