Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0001
Men Who are Residents of Shelters for Battered Women and Children Policy Clarification Memo

This memorandum is intended to clarify FNS policy regarding men who are victims of domestic violence residing in shelters for battered women and children, which will henceforth be referred to as shelters for battered persons. Both the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended (the Act), and SNAP regulations allow certain flexibilities for victims of domestic violence who are fleeing their abuser.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0044
Impact of the Defense of Marriage Act on SNAP Eligibility - Revised

This memorandum provides guidance on the household status of same-sex married couples in light of the United States Supreme Court's June 26, 2013, decision in United States v. Windsor (Windsor) for purposes of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0015
SNAP and ACA Q&A Parts I & II Memo

The attached questions and answers are intended to address state agency concerns about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on SNAP. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0013
LIHEAP Implementation Memo

On Feb. 7, 2014, SNAP was reauthorized as part of The Agricultural Act of 2014. Attached is an implementing memorandum describing Section 4006, "Standard Utility Allowances Based on the Receipt of Energy Assistance."

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Guidance on Non-Citizen Eligibility

Information on Non-Citizen SNAP eligibility. 

Resource | Fact Sheets
SNAP Name Change

Outreach Tools

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0031
SNAP-Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents Waivers for Fiscal Year 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 | Report
From Food Stamps to SNAP State Name Change Tracking Chart

State-by-state tracking of the name change from Food Stamps to SNAP. 

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.