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Food and Nutrition Act of 2008

This publication is a compilation of the text of P.L. 88-525. It was last amended by the public law listed in the As Amended Through note above and below at the bottom of each page of the pdf version and reflects current law through the date of the enactment of the public law listed at https:// www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/comps/.

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SNAP Income Eligibility 2019

This insert provides the income and benefit tables effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019. The table shows the most you can get each month if you have no income.

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ABAWD 15 Percent Exemptions

Federal law provides that each state agency be allotted exemptions equal to 15 percent of the state's caseload that is ineligible for program benefits because of the ABAWD time limit.  These exemptions allow the state agency to extend SNAP eligibility for ABAWDs subject to the time limit. 

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The Agricultural Act of 2014 (PL 113-79)
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Medical Deductions—Medical Marijuana and Other Illegal Substances

This memorandum is to reaffirm Food and Nutrition Service  (FNS) policy regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) medical deduction and medicinal marijuana. Due to the increase in the number of states with laws that permit the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, FNS is now reaffirming its long standing policy that a household may not utilize the SNAP medical deduction for the cost of any substance considered illegal under federal law.

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From Food Stamps to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Legislative Timeline

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Food Stamp Act of 1977 (PL 88-525a)

Food Stamp Act of 1977. To strengthen the agricultural economy; to help to achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative Federal-State program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade; and for other purposes.