Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

2002 Farm Bill

Last Modified: 11/15/2013

SNAP – New Guidance on Non-Citizen Eligibility

FNS is pleased to announce the publication of the new Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Guidance on Non-Citizen Eligibility. Since SNAP policy pertaining to non-citizen households can be extremely complex, we saw an opportunity to revise the content to reflect current policy as well as make the Guidance more user-friendly and welcoming. FNS believes the updated version will serve as a valuable resource for State agencies, community partners and potential recipients on SNAP eligibility requirements. The final product is a result of collaborative efforts between FNS and federal partners from the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Health and Human Services. FNS is committed to ensuring that all who are eligible for SNAP, especially children, have barrier-free access to the program. This updated version of the Guidance will serve as a valuable resource for State agencies, community partners and potential recipients on SNAP eligibility requirements and help improve program access. Please share this information with other interested partners.

SNAP Guidance on Non-Citizen Eligibility

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Guidance Webinar

SNAP Guidance on Non-Citizen Eligibility