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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0084

Handling Multiple Applications Submitted by the Same Household

As more state agencies are able to offer households the option of applying for SNAP benefits online, the occurrence of households filing multiple electronic applications has become a more visible issue. FNS has been asked: must a state agency process each application submitted by a household in the application month, or may the state agency automatically deny the additional applications that follow the initial application submission? 

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: FSP CFR Correction

The final rule entitled Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children: Vendor Cost Containment was published on Oct. 8, 2009. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated information collection requirements on Nov. 2, 2009. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0082

SNAP - 120-Day Quality Control (QC) Variance Exclusion for Section 8 of the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

On Nov. 19, 2009, the Program Development Division issued guidance on how to implement Section 8 of that act requiring state agencies to exclude the $25 a week increased unemployment compensation payments from all calculation of resources and income.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0081

SNAP - Excluding the Special $25 Weekly Unemployment Compensation Payment - Questions and Answers

This memorandum transmits the first set of Questions and Answers that the Program Development Division has received about excluding the special weekly $25 Unemployment Compensation payments.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0078

Categorical Eligibility Questions and Answers

Attached are questions and answers from Nov. 20, 2009,  Dec. 15, 2009 and Jan. 26, 2010 on the implementation of categorical eligibility and the reporting requirements for categorically eligible households. These questions are in response to inquiries from the states.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0077

SNAP - Excluding $25 Unemployment Compensation Payments from Income and Resources

A recently enacted law changes the treatment of the $25 supplemental weekly Unemployment Compensation payment authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2OO9 (ARRA) authorized.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0076

SNAP - Applications' Statements about Unreported and Unverified Expenses

This memorandum applies only to state agencies that include the following (or similar) wording on a SNAP application: "Failure to report or verify any of the above listed expenses will be seen as a statement by your household that you do not want to receive a deduction for the unreported expense."

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0073

Clarification on Census 2010 Demonstration Waivers

Attached are questions and answers in response to common issues raised by states regarding the Census 2010 Demonstration Projects.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0070

Further guidance on SNAP - Census 2010 Demonstration Project Income Exclusion

The purpose of this demonstration project is to support the Census Bureau in recruitment and to assist SNAP clients in obtaining valuable work experience that may help lead to greater self-sufficiency.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0069

State Reporting of SNAP Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP benefits funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.