Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0060
SNAP - Issues with Certification Materials Submission Instructions

This memo discusses SNAP applications and other documents being sent by clients to the USDA Office of Civil Rights instead of the appropriate state SNAP office. The memo outlines best practices states can use to make submission instructions clearer for clients.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2013-0038
2008 Farm Bill Q&As

Questions and Answers for the 2008 Farm Bill

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0007
Balanced Budget Act of 1977 (PL 105-33) Q&As - Set 2

Balanced Budget Act of 1977 (PL 105-33) Questions and Answers - Set 2

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0016
Cases of Severely Delayed Certification due to State Agency Fault

This Food and Nutrition Service policy memo clarifies the process for calculating restored benefits in SNAP cases in which the application or recertification process of an eligible household has been delayed for more than one year due to state agency fault.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0058
Clarification of Farm Bill Certification Provisions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Questions and Answers #3

Attached are additional questions and answers in response to issues raised by State agencies on SNAP certification and eligibility provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL 110-246).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0040
Clarification of FCEA Certification Provisions Questions and Answers #1

Questions and answers on the FECA certification provisions. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0018
Clarifications of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Certification Provisions - Questions and Answers

Attached are questions and answers in response to issues raised by the states, through various discussions, concerning SNAP provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (PL 111-5), which was enacted on Feb. 17 , 2009.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0045
Client Confidentiality and Group Interviews

Protecting the confidentiality of food stamp applicants and participants has been an important component of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) since its inception. While the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has been aware for some time that a number of state agencies have been making use of group interviews in order to simplify office operations, recently Regional Offices also have asked for guidance on various ways that group interviews might be conducted in their states. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0031
Food Stamp Provisions of the Farm Bill

On June 18, 2008, Congress enacted PL 110-246. Attached is an implementing memo describing the Food Stamp provision of the Title IV of PL 110-246, The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA).

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0017
Further Questions and Answers on the Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Attached is a fourth series of Q&As developed to address questions arising from states’ enactment of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (PL 105-33). The answers do not establish new policy. They are an interpretation of the relevant provisions and their intent, and should serve as a guide until issuance of regulations.