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Categorical Eligibility Questions and Answers

Attached are questions and answers from November 20, 2009,  December 15, 2009 and January 26, 2010 on the implementation of categorical eligibility and the reporting requirements for categorically eligible households. These questions are in response to inquiries from the States.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Excluding $25 Unemployment Compensation Payments from Income and Resources

A recently enacted law changes the treatment of the $25 supplemental weekly Unemployment Compensation payment authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2OO9 (ARRA) authorized.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ; Applications' Statements about Unreported and Unverified Expenses

This memorandum applies only to State agencies that include the following (or similar) wording on a SNAP application: "Failure to report or verify any of the above listed expenses will be seen as a statement by your household that you do not want to receive a deduction for the unreported expense."

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Improving Access to SNAP through Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility

We would like to highlight the potential of expanded categorical eligibility to enhance Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) operations and accessibility.

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SNAP - Payments to Certain Filipino World War II Veterans - Exclusion from Income and Resources

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 created the "Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund" for certain veterans and the spouses of veterans who served in the military of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines during World War II. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will exclude these payments from income and resources when determining eligibility and allotments, and for all other purposes.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- Non-Land-Line Telephone Expenses Allowances and Deductions

For over thirty years, SNAP has deducted the cost of telephones in determining a household's eligibility and benefit amounts, either by deducting actual telephone bills or standard telephone allowances.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Cash Payment Pilot Projects (SNAP Pilot Projects) and Work Supplementation or Support Programs (SNAP Work Programs) Benefits

This memorandum clarifies how SNAP benefits should be treated in determining eligibility for CSFP and TEFAP when the benefits are provided through SNAP Pilot Projects or SNAP Work Programs.

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SNAP -- Clarifying Income Exclusion Regarding the Summer Youth Employment Opportunities and Youth Build Program

Recently, it has been brought to the National Office's attention that there is some confusion concerning the treatment of income received from the Summer Youth Employment Opportunities element under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

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On-Line Application Systems

The charts summarizes the information collected in the survey.

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SNAP - Guidance on Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

The Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 under the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (Section 602, Division F of Public Law 111-08) enacted on March 11,2009, extended Afghani Special Immigrant (SIV) eligibility for SNAP benefits from six months to eight months.