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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0047

Treatment of Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance and National Flood Insurance Program payments in Income Eligibility Determinations for FNS Programs

This memorandum provides guidance to state administrators in making household eligibility determinations in all nutrition assistance programs administered by FNS.

SP02 CACFP02 SFSP01-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0039

Verification Confirmation Reviews - Reauthorization 2004

This memo is in response to requests for us to clarify what takes place when a confirmation review finds an error in the eligibility determination after a household has been initially notified of its status.

Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo – SP 18
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0036

Eligibility for Severe Need Rates for the School Breakfast Program

Tthe School Breakfast Program regulations outlines criteria for schools to qualify for severe need reimbursement. Included in these criteria is the requirement that 40 percent or more of the lunches served to students at that school in the second preceding school year were served free or at a reduced price. This criterion is intended to ensure that the severe need reimbursement rate is provided to schools which have already demonstrated that a high percentage of meals, defined as 40 percent or more of lunches, are being served to needy students.

SP 23-2005
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0035

FSP – Income Exclusion for Benefits Paid to Children of Vietnam Veterans with Certain Birth Defects

It has recently come to our attention that under PL 104-204 and 106-419, benefits paid by the Veterans Administration to the children of Vietnam veterans born with congenital spina bifida and certain other birth defects are excludable as income for food stamp purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0029

Initial Carry-over of Previous Year's Eligibility - Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo

This memo is to clarify the provision on the 30 day carry-over into the next school year for free and reduced-price eligibility.

SP 17
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0012

Verification Activities – Reauthorization 2004 Implementation Memo SP-13

This memorandum provides information about implementing requirements concerning confirmation activities, individual review of selected applications and follow-up in relation to verification of households’ eligibility for free or reduced price meals.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0010

Statutory Changes in the Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Determination Process and Revised Prototype Application Implementation Memo

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 amended sections of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act affecting the eligibility determination process for free and reduced price benefits under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and the Special Milk Program for Children.

SP-12-2005
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0006

Food Stamp and Child Nutrition Agreements for Direct Certification

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 requires that children in food stamp households be directly certified for free school meals. To prepare for the phased in implementation of mandatory direct certification, which begins for the largest school districts in July 2006 and covers all school districts by July 2008, we convened a work group on Jan. 26–27, 2005.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0002

Military Families and Eligibility in the Child Nutrition Programs

We have recently received questions regarding the child nutrition policy on the treatment of income from deployed military personnel engaged in long-term military campaigns overseas.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0039

Guidance on Determining Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts for Youth Served under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

As described in our Reauthorization Implementation Memo SP 4, Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts of Runaway, Homeless, and Migrant Youth,  runaway youth served through grant programs established under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act are now categorically eligible for free meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.