Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Cumulative Questions and Answers on Certification and Work Issues in PRWORA

Last Modified: 03/07/2014

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

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