Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0068
State Enforcement of the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Non-Citizens

This memorandum provides guidance to states regarding the repayment of SNAP benefits from the sponsors of non-citizens who participate in the program. States are encouraged to request reimbursement if a sponsored non-citizen receives SNAP benefits and clarification is provided on the steps for requesting repayment.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0005
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, PL 108-447 Food Stamp Household Income Exclusion Provision

On December 8, 2004, the President signed The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 108-447. 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 | 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 Public Laws 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-2008-0005
Servicepersons’ Bank Accounts

This memo provides guidance to state agencies how to handle the accessibility of a deployed service member's bank accounts when determining eligibility.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0057
SNAP - Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income

Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income. 

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. Specifically, the sections of PRWORA covered by this file are: 809 (as related to calculating a claim); 813; 814; 820; 839; and 844.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0003
Extension of Food Stamp Income Exclusion - Deployment to a Combat Zone

This memo provides guidance to state agencies regarding exclusion of combat pay given to military personnel while deployed to a combat zone.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0012
Extension of Food Stamp Income Exclusion - Deployment to a Combat Zone

The FY 2005 Appropriations Bill for the Department of Agriculture included a provision which excluded from consideration as income in the Food Stamp Program additional pay received by military personnel as a result of deployment to a combat zone. This provision has been extended.

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

The Food and Nutrition Service (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-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."