Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0070
Routine Checks with Neighboring States to Prevent Duplicate Participation and Performing Deceased and Prisoner Verification Matches

The purpose of this memo is to address concerns regarding individuals receiving SNAP benefits who are not eligible, due to dual participation, because they are deceased or because they are incarcerated.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0065
National School Lunch Program and Direct Certification with SNAP

This memo is to inform you of changes and clarifications related to direct certification for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0060
SNAP - Use of FNS Provided Data on Retailer Disqualifications to Investigate Suspicious Recipient Transactions

The purpose of this memo is to transmit guidance regarding the use of data that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) provides to states documenting retailer disqualifications as a potent source of evidence in recipient trafficking cases.

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-2011-0052
FY 2011 Reporting Expenditures of SNAP Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 .

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Automated Data Processing and Information Retrieval System Requirements

This rule proposes to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)--formerly the Food Stamp Program) regulations to implement the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Farm Bill), which requires adequate system testing before and after implementation of a new state automatic data processing (ADP) and information retrieval system, including the evaluation of data from pilot projects in limited areas for major systems changes, before the Secretary approves the system to be implemented more broadly.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0031
SNAP-Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents Waivers for FY 2012

The DOL EC Trigger Notice 2011-13, effective April 10, 2011, indicates that 46 states or geographic areas met the EC criteria; however, the 46 qualifying states or geographic areas may suspend the time limits on ABAWDs through at least Sept. 30, 2012

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0019
Zero benefit households and Employment and Training Services

This memo clarifies the Food and Nutrition Services' (FNS) policy on serving zero benefit households through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0015
SNAP - Conforming to the Tri-Agency Guidance through Online Applications

This memo provides guidance on how State on-line applications for SNAP can improve program access for households that opt to apply only for some members of the household.