This final rule incorporates into the regulations governing the
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
(WIC) a statutory provision set forth in Section 734(b) of the
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and
Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–80). The
provision excludes combat pay from inclusion in the WIC income
eligibility determination for deployed service members. It also makes
conforming nomenclature changes throughout part 246 of WIC regulations
to include the name change for what was formerly known as the Food Stamp
Program to its new name—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP), as set forth in the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008
(Pub. L. 110–246).
Effective Date: July 18, 2011.