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Q&A regarding Military Combat Pay

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing this memorandum in fulfilment of the commitment made in the preamble of the SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 final rule to provide additional guidance for State agencies on how to carry out the exclusion of certain military combat-related pay from income for purposes of SNAP eligibility determinations.

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SNAP Quarterly Wage Reporting Project

The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) offered State agencies the opportunity to test whether using Quarterly Wage Report (QWR) data was sufficiently accurate to verify and project earned income in certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cases. Two State agencies, Texas and Utah, agreed to participate and run projects that ran through 2014 and 2015.

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Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Elegibilidad Categórica y Vehículos

Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Elegibilidad Categórica y Vehículos

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Treatment of Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance and National Flood Insurance Program Payments in Income Eligibility Determinations for Food and Nutrition Service Programs

This memorandum provides guidance to State administrators in making household eligibility determinations in all nutrition assistance programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

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Treatment of TANF-Funded Subsidized Employment Income Implementation Date and Quality Control Treatment

This policy applies to all TANF-funded subsidized employment paid to SNAP clients or applicants in the form of wages, regardless of the source of TANF funding, including but not limited to funds available to States and Indian tribes through the Emergency Contingency Fund for State TANF programs.

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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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SNAP - Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income

Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income. 

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Servicepersons’ Bank Accounts

This memo provides guidance to state agencies how to handle the accessibility of a deployed service member's bank accounts when determining eligibility.

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Extension of Food Stamp Income Exclusion - Deployment to a Combat Zone

The FY 2005 Appropriations Bill for the Department of Agriculture included a provision which excluded from consideration as income in the Food Stamp Program additional pay received by military personnel as a result of deployment to a combat zone. This provision has been extended.

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Treatment of Unearned Income from Private Sources

Recent regulatory and waiver policy has been focused on allowing States to simplify the reporting of changes in earned income. There has been increasing interest in addressing reporting and budgeting of certain types of fluctuating unearned income as well.