Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0077
SNAP - Excluding $25 Unemployment Compensation Payments from Income and Resources

A recently enacted law changes the treatment of the $25 supplemental weekly Unemployment Compensation payment authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2OO9 (ARRA) authorized.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0052
SNAP - Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) Annual Review and Adjustment Biennial Option

It has come to FNS's attention that, due to unusual shifts in utility costs, SNAP benefits to needy families may decrease when states make annual SUA adjustments this year - even if the circumstances of those households remain constant.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0047
SNAP - Non-Land-Line Telephone Expenses Allowances and Deductions

For over thirty years, SNAP has deducted the cost of telephones in determining a household's eligibility and benefit amounts, either by deducting actual telephone bills or standard telephone allowances.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0041
SNAP - Clarifying Income Exclusion Regarding the Summer Youth Employment Opportunities and Youth Build Program

Recently, it has been brought to the national office's attention that there is some confusion concerning the treatment of income received from the Summer Youth Employment Opportunities element under the Workforce Investment Act.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0035
Clarification on Exclusion of Retirement Accounts from Resources

This memo clarifies which retirement accounts the Act expressly excludes from resources.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0015
SNAP - Statewide Able Bodied Adults Without Dependent Waivers Effective Immediately for Eligible States

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 suspends restrictions on Able Bodied Adults Without Dependent participation in SNAP as of April 1, 2009 continuing through Sept. 30, 2010, unless state agencies choose to impose specific work requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0001
SNAP ABAWD Statewide Waivers: New Criteria for Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefits Trigger

The recently-enacted Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 modified the criteria used by the Department of Labor for the extended benefits program for the duration of the legislation. As a result, some states qualify for the EB program based on the recently-revised criteria rather than the traditional criteria.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1998-0013
Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State (if no Time Limit is Placed on the Exemptions)

Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State (if no Time Limit is Placed on the Exemptions).

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State (w/3-month Time Limit on the Exemptions)

Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State (w/3-month Time Limit on the Exemptions).

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