Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0057
Adjusting Standard Utility Allowances for the 2005-2006 Winter

Several state agencies have recently asked FNS to approve increases in their Standard Utility Allowances (SUA’s) for heating and cooling based on projections of substantial price increases in energy sources – particularly natural gas. We are aware of broad interest in the issue of the impact of higher energy prices on household budgets and appreciate the conferences and correspondence that bring this issue to our attention.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0035
FSP – Income Exclusion for Benefits Paid to Children of Vietnam Veterans with Certain Birth Defects

It has recently come to our attention that under PL 104-204 and 106-419, benefits paid by the Veterans Administration to the children of Vietnam veterans born with congenital spina bifida and certain other birth defects are excludable as income for food stamp purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0016
Agreement Checklist for Direct Certification and Direct Verification of Children in Food Stamp Households – Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo – SP- 14

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004  requires school districts to directly certify for free school meals any child who is a member of a household receiving assistance under the Food Stamp Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0005
PL 108-447 - Food Stamp Household Income Exclusion Provision

On Dec. 8, 2004, the President signed The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005. This law contains a provision which excludes from consideration as income in the Food Stamp Program additional pay received by military personnel as a result of deployment to a combat zone.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0017
Further Questions and Answers on the Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Attached is a fourth series of Q&As developed to address questions arising from states’ enactment of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (PL 105-33). The answers do not establish new policy. They are an interpretation of the relevant provisions and their intent, and should serve as a guide until issuance of regulations.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0008
Cumulative Questions and Answers on Certification and Work Issues in PRWORA

Cumulative Questions and Answers on Certification and Work Issues in PRWORA

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0007
Balanced Budget Act of 1977 - Q&As Set 2

Balanced Budget Act of 1977 (PL 105-33) Questions and Answers - Set 2

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0002
Cumulative PRWORA Q&As on Food Stamp Fraud, Disqualifications, and Recipient Claims

This file contains answers to questions to provisions of PRWORA generally concerned with intentional program violation (fraud)-related disqualifications and food stamp recipient claims.