Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0048
Q&As on Certification Issues from the 2008 Farm Bill #2

Questions and answers on the certification issues in the 2008 Farm Bill. 

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

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is aware that state agencies are struggling to cope with mounting caseloads as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 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-2008-0004
The Notice of Missed Interview When a Household Has Not Submitted an Application for Recertification

We are writing to clarify the policy about sending Notices of Missed Interviews in conjunction with recertifications. Whenever a state agency schedules a recertification interview and the household misses the interview the state agency must send a Notice of Missed Interview.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0008
SNAP - Household's Review of Information in Automated Systems - (REVISED)

This memorandum is an updating of our policies when a state agency electronically records information from on-line electronic applications and interactive applications.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0065
SNAP - Waiver Requests to Eliminate the Interview Requirement Altogether

We recently received a request from a State agency to completely waive the requirement that the State agency conduct an interview at recertification for all households

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0019
SNAP - Monitoring State Implementation of Certification and Benefit Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) certification provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) go into effect on April 1, 2009.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0050
Waivers of 7 CFR 273.10(f)(4) – Shortening Certification Periods

This is to advise you that we are revising conditions associated with waivers of 7 CFR 273.10(f)(4) which would allow state agencies to shorten the certification periods of food stamp households

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0037
State Agency Requirements for Required and Missing Verification for Regular Initial Applications

FNS is issuing this policy memo in response to inquiries about how state agencies are required to inform households about required and missing verification and how this interacts with other Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements, including whether a state may close a case on the 30th day following application.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0084
SNAP - 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? The following clarification applies to multiple applications filed in any form during the initial month of application, whether paper or electronic.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0039
SNAP Recertification Interview Scheduling Memo

This memorandum clarifies SNAP policy regarding recertification interview scheduling.