Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0102
FY 2021 Federal Management Evaluation Target Areas

FNS is targeting the SNAP Management Evaluations listed for Fiscal Year 2021. The FNS National Office selected these target areas in consultation with the FNS regional offices. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0064
Information from Third Party Payroll Sources

This memorandum clarifies the use of third party payroll sources, such as The Work Number, for SNAP certification policy and Quality Control purposes. The first two sections of this memorandum apply to certification · policy and the section titled Quality Control Considerations provides details on how to treat verification from a third party payroll source for QC reviews.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0018
Requirements for Informing Households of ABAWD Rules

Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, limits the time able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) can receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to 3 months in any 36-month period, unless the individual meets the ABAWD work requirement or is otherwise exempt.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2014-0049
Questions and Answers Concerning Section 4013 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 - National Directory of New Hires

Questions and Answers Concerning Section 4013 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 - National Directory of New Hires

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0015
SNAP and ACA Q&A Parts I & II Memo

The attached questions and answers are intended to address state agency concerns about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on SNAP. 

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2013-0038
2008 Farm Bill Q&As

Questions and Answers for the 2008 Farm Bill

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0027
Multi-Program Periodic Report Forms

Some state agencies have adopted a version of simplified reporting for other programs, such as Medicaid and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, and are using multi-program report forms for the various programs, including SNAP. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0040
Treatment of Household Members with Voided Puerto Rican Birth Certificates

On Dec. 22, 2009, Puerto Rico passed Law 191 of 2009 that voids all Puerto Rican birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010. Current Puerto Rican birth certificates remain valid until the July I, 2010 effective date of the new law. As a result of this recent legislation, FNS has been asked to provide guidance to state agencies as to the treatment of voided Puerto Rican birth certificates for SNAP purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0003
SNAP - Certification Policies to Support Workload Management

FNS is aware that state agencies are struggling to cope with mounting caseloads as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is responding to growing needs for food assistance. As state budgets become increasingly tight, few states are able to add staff to manage the greater demands. This memo is intended to review certification policies states may consider to support more efficient caseload management.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0060
Clarifying SNAP Reporting Requirements - "Known to the State agency"

The national office recently has received several questions from regional offices concerning what should be considered "known to the state agency" for SNAP reporting purposes.