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Resource | Interim Final Rule

Interim Rule - Food Stamp Program: Medical Expense Deduction

This action will change Food Stamp Program rules relating to the excess medical expense deduction. The changes will simplify the means by which households with elderly and disabled members claim deductions from income for verified, prospective, non-reimbursed medical expenses.

Resource | Notices

Final Rule: Food Stamp Program: Technical Amendments to Various Provisions of Food Stamp Rules

This rule is implementing technical amendments to numerous provisions of the regulations governing the Food Stamp Program. These technical amendments: (1) Correct errors in spelling, grammar, regulatory references and typographical errors; (2) provide consistency or conformity with other regulatory provisions; and (3) finalize proposed technical changes published on March 28, 1991. These technical amendments do not change the substance of the affected provisions.

Resource | Meeting Notice

Food Stamp Program: Notice of Public Hearing To Discuss Implementation of New Food Stamp Act Provisions

USDA is holding a public hearing to offer state agencies, advocacy groups and other interested parties an opportunity for public dialogue on issues concerning the regulatory provisions that are to be published in connection with the Food Stamp Act amendments made by the Leland Act.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: FSP Revisions to Bonding Requirements for Violating Retail and Wholesale Food Concerns

This final rule  revises the current bonding requirements imposed against participating retailers and wholesalers who have violated the Food Stamp Program rules and regulations.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Food Stamp Program: Resource Provision From the Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act of 1990

This rule proposes to amend Food Stamp Program regulations to implement a provision contained in the Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act of 1990 to expand the criteria by which a resource can be considered inaccessible.

Resource | Notices

Food Stamp Program: Forfeiture and Denial of Property Rights

The rule establishes procedures to be followed by the Inspector General and other federal law enforcement officials who conduct investigations of alleged violations of the Food Stamp Act and who may, during the course of those investigations, acquire property subject to forfeiture and denial of property rights.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: FSP Certification Provisions of the Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act

This action proposes to amend Food Stamp Program regulations to implement several provisions of the Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act.

Resource | Notices

Food Stamp Program: Miscellaneous Provisions of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act Amendments of 1991 and Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment

This rule implements several legislative provisions from the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act Amendments of 1991, the Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act of 1993, and the Food Stamp Program Improvements Act of 1994. It finalizes provisions in a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on Nov. 1, 1993.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: FSP Disqualification Penalties for Intentional Program Violations

FNS is proposing to amend Food Stamp Program regulations by increasing the disqualification penalties for individuals who are found guilty in a federal, state or local court of trading or receiving food stamp coupons (coupons) for firearms, ammunition, explosives or controlled substances.

Resource | Notices

Food Stamp Program: Hunger Prevention Act of 1988 and Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act; Rules of Practice; Administrative Law Judges

This final rule establishes the rules of practice governing the administrative review process for state agencies challenging food stamp quality control claims and is intended to speed the resolution of the QC claims.