Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0067
United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Restated its Longstanding Policy Regarding Public Charge

Letters to various Directors of Human Services with attached Public Charge fact sheet.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0004
Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Policy Memo

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has received several inquiries regarding the eligibility of participants in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) new Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0067
Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Elegibilidad Categórica y Vehículos

Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Elegibilidad Categórica y Vehículos

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0051
SNAP Policy on Immigrants and Access Issues

Chart of SNAP Policy on Immigrants and Access Issues

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0005
SNAP - Humanitarian Parole Policy for Certain Haitian Orphans

The purpose of this memo is to clarify SNAP eligibility for certain Haitian orphans.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0004
SNAP - Elimination of the Eight-Month Time Limit for Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants

The new legislation provides that SIVs are eligible for all benefits available to the same extent and for the same period of time as refugees pursuant to Section 207 of the Immigrations and Nationality Act

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0036
SNAP - Guidance on Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

The Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 under the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (Section 602, Division F of PL 111-08) enacted on March 11,2009, extended Afghani Special Immigrant (SIV) eligibility for SNAP benefits from six months to eight months.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0021
SNAP - Whether Verification of Sponsor's Income is Required to Determine Indigence

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy on whether verification of a sponsor's income and resources is needed to determine if an immigrant is indigent for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0063
SNAP - Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

FNS guidance of March 20, 2008 provided that the eligibility of Afghani Special Immigrants was in effect through Sept. 30, 2008 under PL 110-161, The Consolidated Appropriations Act  2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0006
FSP – Guidance on Iraqi and Afghani Special Immigrants

Effective Dec.  26, 2007, PL 110-161 of The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 granted Iraqi and Afghan aliens special immigrant status under section 101(a)(27) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Individuals and family members granted this special immigrant status are eligible for resettlement assistance, entitlement programs, and other benefits the same as refugees admitted under section 207 of the INA, except the period of eligibility cannot exceed six months.