Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0035
Required Reimbursements to Participants in the SNAP E&T Program

FNS closely reviews state spending on the SNAP Employment and Training Program. Recently, we noticed that an increasing number of state agencies do not spend money on allowable participant reimbursements, such as transportation and dependent care.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0062
FY 2012 Allocations of New 15% Exemptions for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents - Not Adjusted for Carryover

The Food and Nutrition Act restricts the amount of time that able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) may participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to 3 months in a 36-month period, unless the ABAWD meets certain
work requirements or is exempted by the state. SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 273.24(g) provide each state agency with an annual allocation of exemptions from the work requirements of 7 CFR 273.24 for ABAWDs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0008
Questions and Answers on Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility

This memo contains an attachment of questions and answers on broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) that are based on inquiries from the states.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0040
Questions and Answers on Online Applications

This memorandum provides questions and answers about state online application compliance with SNAP regulations. The attachment gives clarification about compliance issues emphasized in the Online Application Review Results and Action Items memorandum issued December 17, 2010.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0057
SNAP - Offering to sell SNAP benefits and/or EBT cards publicly or online

The purpose of this memo is to transmit guidance regarding the sale of, or intent to sell, SNAP benefits and/or Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards in public or online through Web sites and social media such as Craig's List, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, etc. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has reviewed this matter and considers the offer to sell SNAP benefits to be a violation of SNAP regulations, constituting an intentional Program violation (IPV).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0053
Measuring the Timeliness of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applications for Recertification

Section II(e)(4) of the Food and Nutrition Act of2008 (the Act) entitles Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to a timely recertification and creates a finite period of eligibility. Specifically, the Act requires the State agency to notify the household that its certification period is ending prior to the last month of the certification period. The Act also requires the State agency to provide eligible households with benefits no later than one month after the last allotment was received, provided that the household files a timely re-application and is "found to be still eligible."

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0039
WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria

This policy memorandum describes nutrition risk eligibility in WIC, and explains the requirements of the use and management of FNS-issued nutrition rick criteria by WIC state agencies.

2011-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0041
Conversion Factors for WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs)

The purpose of this policy is to assist state agencies that administer WIC when converting multiple income sources to a monthly equivalent as part of the WIC income eligibility determination.

2011-7
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0020
Implementation of WIC-Related Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Provisions of PL 111-296

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), PL 111-296, includes several provisions related to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (42 U.S.C. 1786 et. seq.)(WIC).

2011-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0061
Inbound Cheese to Further Processors (Revised)

On July 1, 2006, FNS implemented Policy Memorandum FD-061: Inbound Cheese to Further Processors, in order to alleviate the administrative burden on processors and state distributing agencies (SDAs) in continually reallocating pounds to individual recipient agencies (RAs) based on the variation between the published target truck weight and the actual pounds delivered by the USDA vendor. This policy memorandum revises the original FD-061.

FD-061