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-2014-0067
Guide to Improving Notices of Adverse Action

The guide allows you to evaluate NOAAs to see how well they work for clients; and improve them using proven plain language and information design techniques. In addition, the guide contains models for general notices—providing you with some basic language and formatting examples that can be adapted to notices.

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."