Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0048
Income Excluded by Federal Law—Disaster Relief Employment Funded Under National Emergency Grants

We received a question as to how to treat disaster relief employment income received from a National Emergency Grant.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0047
New Medicare Prescription Drug Card Q&As

We have been asked whether to adopt for food stamp benefit purposes the $48.17 average cost for prescription drug purchases that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calculated. The answer is yes, with some caveats. We have prepared two new Q&As to outline how this should work.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0034
FSP – Eligibility of Victims of Severe Trafficking

This memo advises States that as the result of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 (TVPRA), PL 108-193, the categories of noncitizens eligible to participate in the Food Stamp Program (FSP) under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), PL 106-386, have been expanded to include the minor children, spouses and in some cases the parents and siblings of victims of severe trafficking.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0003
Fraud Policy: 7 CFR 273.16

This memorandum is to reiterate and clarify current policy governing intentional Program violations (IPV) as set forth at 7 CFR 273.16 of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) regulations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0002
FSP - Head of Household as Individual Responsible for Intentional Program Violations (IPV)

Head of Household as Individual Responsible for Intentional Program Violations (IPV)

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0001
FSP - Revisiting Policy Regarding Head of Household as Individual

The head of household may not be held "automatically" responsible for trafficking the household's benefits if there is no direct evidence identifying him/her as the guilty party. However, OGC was also supportive of holding the head of household responsible when there was sufficient circumstantial evidence to show his/her complicity in the violative act.