This memorandum provides revised policy guidance on certification periods pertaining to zero income households in FDPIR. FNS Handbook 501 provides that households who report zero income month after month must be asked as to how they sustain themselves and other household members.
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide questions and answers to help Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies implement provisions of the final rule: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Income Deductions & Resource Eligibility.
The Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2001 (PL 106-398) requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to pay certain low-income service members and their families a family subsistence allowance of up to $500 per month so they will not have to rely on food stamps.
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on determining household income when it involves persons with disabilities, elderly and/or public assistance recipients.
This memorandum is intended to clarify the eligibility of youth shelters for commodities provided under TEFAP. Most youth shelters are eligible to receive TEFAP commodities as charitable institutions serving primarily needy people. For example, many youth shelters house children awaiting placement in foster homes, or children detained while awaiting trial for alleged crimes.