Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0066
Discontinuation of Interest Income Verification Waiver

FNS has recently been reviewing its SNAP waiver processes and procedures. This memo serves to notify SNAP state agencies that FNS is no longer approving new interest income verification waivers or extending existing waivers. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0050
Q&As regarding Military Combat Pay

FNS is issuing this memorandum in fulfillment of the commitment made in the preamble of the SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 final rule to provide additional guidance for state agencies on how to carry out the exclusion of certain military combat-related pay from income for purposes of SNAP eligibility determinations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0047
SNAP Fiscal Year 2018 Cost of Living Adjustments

This memorandum provides the fiscal year 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) to the SNAP maximum allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 COLAs are effective as of October 1, 2017.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Excluded Retirement Accounts

The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, limits the amount of resources that a household may have and still receive SNAP benefits. Resources can include, but are not limited to, cash and funds in checking or savings accounts.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0004
Revised Treatment of Gift Cards in Determining SNAP Eligibility and Benefits

The memorandum that follows is intended to update earlier guidance provided to state agencies on the treatment of gift cards in determining Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility and benefits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0002
Updated Retirement Account Exclusions from Resources

The memorandum that follows is intended to update earlier guidance provided to state agencies on the treatment of retirement accounts in determining SNAP eligibility.

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-1998-0007
Balanced Budget Act of 1977 (PL 105-33) 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.