Resource | Toolkits
SNAP Recertification Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to clarify the SNAP recertification process, including by identifying ambiguous areas in the regulations and specified areas of State flexibility.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Issues with Certification Materials Submission Instructions

This memo discusses SNAP applications and other documents being sent by clients to the USDA Office of Civil Rights instead of the appropriate state SNAP office. The memo outlines best practices states can use to make submission instructions clearer for clients.

Resource | Policy Memos
State Agency Requirements for Required and Missing Verification for Regular Initial Applications

FNS is issuing this policy memo in response to inquiries about how state agencies are required to inform households about required and missing verification and how this interacts with other Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements, including whether a state may close a case on the 30th day following application. This memorandum describes how state agencies should inform households about required and missing verification at the time of initial application. Please note this memo only applies to initial applications that are subject to the regular 30-day processing requirements, not those eligible for expedited service.

Resource | Policy Memos
Cases of Severely Delayed Certification due to State Agency Fault

This Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy memo clarifies the process for calculating restored benefits in SNAP cases in which the application or recertification process of an eligible household has been delayed for more than one year due to State agency fault.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP Recertification Interview Scheduling Memo
Resource | Policy Memos
Clarification of FCEA Certification Provisions Questions and Answers #1

Questions and answers on the FECA certification provisions. 

Resource | Policy Memos
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Summary of Certification Interview Policy Relevant to Community Partner Interviewer Demonstration Projects

The Food and Nutrition Service has developed the enclosed table, the Summary of Certification Interview Policy, to highlight certification interview policy and help State agencies convey the interview provisions to community-based organizations (CBOs) that participate in Community Partner Interviewer Demonstration Projects.

Resource | Policy Memos
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Handling Multiple Applications Submitted by the Same Household

The following clarification applies to multiple applications filed in any form during the initial month of application, whether paper or electronic.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP -- Monitoring State Implementation of Certification and Benefit Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) certification provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) go into effect on April 1, 2009.