The Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2001 requires the DoD to pay certain low-income service members and their families a family subsistence allowance of up to $500 per month so they will not have to rely on food stamps.
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on determining household income when it involves persons with disabilities, elderly and/or public assistance recipients.
This memorandum is intended to clarify the eligibility of youth shelters for commodities provided under TEFAP. Most youth shelters are eligible to receive TEFAP commodities as charitable institutions serving primarily needy people. For example, many youth shelters house children awaiting placement in foster homes, or children detained while awaiting trial for alleged crimes.
It has been determined that TEFAP commodities can be used for demonstration purposes in accordance with current regulations.