Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0047
SNAP - FY 2018 Cost of Living Adjustments

This memorandum provides the fiscal year 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) to the SNAP maximum allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 COLAs are effective as of Oct. 1, 2017.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Methods to Standardize State Standard Utility Allowances

This study develops standard methodologies that might be used to construct standard utility allowances, which are used by States as part of the SNAP eligibility and benefit determination.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Excluded Retirement Accounts

The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, limits the amount of resources that a household may have and still receive SNAP benefits. Resources can include, but are not limited to, cash and funds in checking or savings accounts.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0004
Revised Treatment of Gift Cards in Determining SNAP Eligibility and Benefits

The memorandum that follows is intended to update earlier guidance provided to state agencies on the treatment of gift cards in determining Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility and benefits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0002
Updated Retirement Account Exclusions from Resources

The memorandum that follows is intended to update earlier guidance provided to state agencies on the treatment of retirement accounts in determining SNAP eligibility.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Noncitizen Eligibility and Certification Provisions of PL 104-193, as Amended by PL 104-208, 105-33 and 105-185 (Announcement of Effective Date)

This document announces the effective date of the final rule published on Nov. 21, 2000 at 65 FR 70133.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2001-0006
Update on the Department of Defense Subsistence Supplemental Allowance for Members of the Armed Forces

Update on the Department of Defense (DoD) Subsistence Supplemental Allowance for Members of the Armed Forces