Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Handling Multiple Applications Submitted by the Same Household

As more state agencies are able to offer households the option of applying for SNAP benefits online, the occurrence of households filing multiple electronic applications has become a more visible issue. FNS has been asked: must a state agency process each application submitted by a household in the application month, or may the state agency automatically deny the additional applications that follow the initial application submission? 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.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Household's Review of Information in Automated Systems - (REVISED)

This memorandum is an updating of our policies when a state agency electronically records information from on-line electronic applications and interactive applications.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Certification Policies to Support Workload Management

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is aware that state agencies are struggling to cope with mounting caseloads as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is responding to growing needs for food assistance. As state budgets become increasingly tight, few states are able to add staff to manage the greater demands. This memo is intended to review certification policies states may consider to support more efficient caseload management.