Resource | Policy Memos
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.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP36 CACFP15 SFSP11-2017
Eligibility Manual for School Meals

The manual provides comprehensive information on federal requirements, policies, and procedures, and is intended to help state agencies and local educational agencies accurately determine, certify, and verify children’s eligibility for free and reduced price school meals and free milk.

Resource | Policy Memos
Clarification of State Options for Determining Fleeing Felon Status for SNAP

FNS is issuing this policy memo to clarify state options and requirements relating to the determination of fleeing felon status under Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations at 7 CFR 273.11(n).  State agencies must choose between two tests to establish fleeing felon status: either the four-part test or the alternative (Martinez) test.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP: Changes to the Martinez Fleeing Felon Test after the Barry v. Lyon Decision

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations at 7 CFR 273.11(n) require State agencies to choose between two tests to establish fleeing felon status: the four-part test and the alternative test, often called the Martinez test. This policy memo of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) clarifies changes in the Martinez test necessitated by the Walter Barry, et al. v. Nick Lyon decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: Delay of Effective Date - SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008

FNS is putting a stay on the effective date of the interim final provisions in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 final rule. The effective date will be delayed for 120 days to Oc. 5, 2017.

Resource | Policy Memos
Questions & Answers Concerning SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 Final Rule – Set #2

The attached questions and answers address the SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 final rule. This set covers questions related to the changes made to 7 CFR 273.12. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is releasing this memorandum as formal guidance based on questions received from State agencies and anticipates that additional question and answer documents will be forthcoming.

Resource | Policy Memos
Revised Treatment of Gift Cards in Determining SNAP Eligibility and Benefits

The memorandum that follows is intended to update earlier guidance provided to State agencies on the treatment of gift cards in determining Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility and benefits.  This memorandum replaces the previous guidance on the treatment of gift cards that was distributed on September 11, 2006.

Resource | Policy Memos
Questions and Answers Concerning SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions

This memorandum contains questions and answers regarding the implementation of the SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 final rule.  Information includes the removal of the dependent care cap, copies of client applications in electronic format, the impact of the rule on administrative waivers, and telephonic signature systems. 

Resource | Policy Memos | 2017-3
WIC 2017-2018 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Resource | Policy Memos
Requirements for Informing Households of ABAWD Rules

Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended (the Act), limits the time able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) can receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to 3 months in any 36-month period, unless the individual meets the ABAWD work requirement or is otherwise exempt. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has recently received questions about the State agency’s responsibility to inform SNAP households about the ABAWD time limit and work requirement.