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FY12 State Reporting of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of2009 (ARRA).

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Supplemental Guidance on Cost Allocation for Exchange and Medicaid Information Technology (IT) Systems Questions and Answers

Guidance on Cost Allocation for Exchange and Medicaid Information Technology (IT) Systems Questions and Answers.

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State Level Program Access Review Guide

Access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits by eligible applicants and ongoing participants is one of the highest priorities set by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Improving program access helps to increase food security among low-income, eligible persons. FNS and state agencies (SA) work to improve program access in two ways: first, by informing people about the availability of food assistance through SNAP, and second, by identifying barriers that prevent eligible people from accessing program benefits.

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Treatment of Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

This memorandum provides guidance to States on how to treat MLR rebates received by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Revised Allotments for Hawaii for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is adjusting the State of Hawaii's maximum and minimum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program allotments for fiscal year (FY) 2013, due to recent updates in the State's Thrifty Food Plan (TFP).

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Letter to Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook Inc.

Sale or offer to sell SNAP benefits on Facebook.

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Letter to Mr. John Donahoe, CEO, eBay Inc.

This letter is to follow-up on conversations the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of General Counsel had with your legal team in 2010, in which we requested that eBay post a notice regarding the illegality of selling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.

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Letter to Mr. Buckmaster, CEO, Craiglist

This letter is to follow-up on our earlier correspondence, dated August 17, 2011, in which we requested that Craigslist post a notice regarding the illegality of selling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.

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Approval of SNAP E&T Plans

This memorandum sets forth Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) State Employment and Training (E&T) Plan approval policies. This guidance is based upon a similar memo regarding SNAP Nutrition Education Plans, issued June 16, 2006.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents Waivers for Fiscal Year 2013

This memo provides information about which states are eligible to waive Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) time limits for participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) for fiscal year 2013.  Under  SNAP regulations at 7CFR 273.24(f)(2), a state can qualify for a 12-month statewide ABAWD waiver if the Department of Labor's Unemployment Insurance Service determines it meets the criteria for extended unemployment benefits.