Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0060
ABAWD Time Limit Policy and Program Access Memo

This memorandum provides guidance to states in taking the balanced approach necessary to properly implement the SNAP time limit for able-bodied adults without dependents.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0041
FDPIR - Student Financial Assistance (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify which student financial assistance programs are excluded as income for the purposes of determining eligibility under FDPIR. 

FD-046
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0034
Same Sex Marriage and SNAP Mandatory Household

This memorandum restates the FNS policy on the treatment of same-sex marriages with regard to Section 3(m)(2) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0028
SNAP Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents Q&As June 2015

Section 6(0) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 limits ABAWD eligibility for the SNAP to 3 months in any 36-month period, unless the individual meets the ABAWD work requirement or is otherwise exempt. FNS is providing the attached guidance in response to recent questions from state agencies concerning ABAWD policy.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0012
SNAP Online Applications Best Practices

As government agencies move more and more services onto the web, they sometimes struggle with the best ways to present information so that it is clear and easy to use for a range of clients. This guide can help state agencies create online SNAP applications using a client-centered approach.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0004
Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

FNS has received several inquiries regarding the eligibility of participants in the Department of Homeland Security's new Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program for SNAP benefits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0036
Claims Resolution Act of 2010 - Payments Received via the Cobell Settlement

FD-116: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Food Distribution Program in Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

FD-116
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0031
SNAP-Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents Waivers for FY 2012

The DOL EC Trigger Notice 2011-13, effective April 10, 2011, indicates that 46 states or geographic areas met the EC criteria; however, the 46 qualifying states or geographic areas may suspend the time limits on ABAWDs through at least Sept. 30, 2012

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0015
SNAP - Conforming to the Tri-Agency Guidance through Online Applications

This memo provides guidance on how State on-line applications for SNAP can improve program access for households that opt to apply only for some members of the household.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0063
SNAP - Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

FNS guidance of March 20, 2008 provided that the eligibility of Afghani Special Immigrants was in effect through Sept. 30, 2008 under The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008.