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Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the SNAP

USDA proposes updating the regulations to refine categorical eligibility requirements based on receipt of TANF benefits. Specifically, the Department proposes: (1) to define “benefits” for categorical eligibility to mean ongoing and substantial benefits; and (2) to limit the types of non-cash TANF benefits conferring categorical eligibility to those that focus on subsidized employment, work supports and childcare. The proposed rule would also require state agencies to inform FNS of all non-cash TANF benefits that confer categorical eligibility.

Resource | Comment Request

Revision of Categorical Eligibility in SNAP - Reopening of Comment Period

The Food and Nutrition Service proposed to make changes to SNAP regulations to refine categorical eligibility requirements based on receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. 

Resource | Final Rule

Correction: SNAP Student Eligibility, Convicted Felons, Lottery and Gambling and State Verification Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014

This document contains technical corrections to the Paperwork Reduction Act section of final rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Student Eligibility, Convicted Felons, Lottery and Gambling, and State Verification Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014,” published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2019.

Resource | Notices

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2019-2020)

The USDA announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by State agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in WIC. These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the WIC Regulations.

Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2019-2020)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: SNAP Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008

This final rule amends the SNAP regulations to update procedures for accessing SNAP benefits in drug addiction or alcoholic treatment centers (DAA treatment centers) and group living arrangements (GLAs) through electronic benefit transfer (EBT).

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 | Final Rule

Final Rule - FSP Technical Amendments Concerning Disabled in Group Homes and Income Exclusion for Plans for Achieving Self-Support

This document contains a correction to the final regulation (59 FR 5697) published on Feb. 8, 1994. The regulations concerned certain provisions of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act Amendments of 1991 that dealt with disabled persons in group homes and income exclusions for Plans for Achieving Self-Support.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: FSP Income Exemption for Homeless Households in Transitional Housing Required by the Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act

This rule proposes to amend Food Stamp Program regulations to implement section 13914 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act), which amended section 5(k)(2)(F) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to require that the full value of any public or general assistance housing payments made to a third party on behalf of a household residing in transitional housing for the homeless be excluded from the household's income for food stamp purposes.