Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Cumulative Questions and Answers on Certification and Work Issues in PRWORA

Last Modified: 04/17/2014

Cumulative Questions and Answers on Certification and Work Issues in PRWORA

Current as of July 1999

This updates guidance provided by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) National office to FNS Regional offices to assist in providing guidance to State agencies to help them implement the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) and subsequent legislation.

Table of Contents


Section 103 - Block Grants to States


Section 115 - Denial of Assistance and Benefits for Certain Drug-related Convictions


Section 402 - Limited Eligibility of Qualified Aliens for Certain Federal Programs


Section 421 & Section 423 - Federal Attribution of Sponsor’s Income and Resources to Noncitizen, and Requirements for Sponsor’s Affidavit of Support


Section 801 - Definition of Certification Period


Section 803 - Treatment of Children Living at Home


Section 805 - Definition of Homeless Individual


Section 806 - State Option for Eligibility Standards


Section 807 - Earnings of Students


Section 808 - Energy Assistance


Section 809 - Deductions from Income


Section 811 - Vendor Payments for Transitional Housing Counted as Income


Section 812 - Simplified Calculation of Income for the Self-employed


Section 813 - Doubled Payments for Violating Food Stamp Program Requirements


Section 814 - Disqualification of Convicted Individuals


Section 815 - Disqualification (Work Rules)


Section 816 - Caretaker Exemption


Section 817 - Employment and Training


Section 819 - Comparable Treatment for Disqualification


Section 820 - Disqualification for Receipt of Multiple Benefits


Section 821 - Disqualification of Fleeing Felons


Section 822 - Cooperation with Child Support Agencies


Section 823 - Disqualification Relating to Child Support Arrears


Section 824 - Work Requirement (ABAWD)


Section 827 - Benefits on Recertification


Section 829 - Failure to Comply with Other Means-tested Public Assistance Programs


Section 830 - Allotments for Households Residing in Centers


Section 835 - Operation of Food Stamp Offices


Section 849 - Work Supplementation or Support Program


Section 850 - Waiver Authority


Section 851 - Response to Waivers


Section 852 - Employment Initiatives Program


Section 854 - Simplified Food Stamp Program


Section 911 - Fraud Under Means-tested Welfare and Public Assistance Programs