Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0053
Measuring the Timeliness of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applications for Recertification

Section II(e)(4) of the Food and Nutrition Act of2008 (the Act) entitles Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to a timely recertification and creates a finite period of eligibility. Specifically, the Act requires the State agency to notify the household that its certification period is ending prior to the last month of the certification period. The Act also requires the State agency to provide eligible households with benefits no later than one month after the last allotment was received, provided that the household files a timely re-application and is "found to be still eligible."

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0055
Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) Annual Review and Adjustment - Option to Postpone Annual Adjustment

This memorandum provides a policy option to states to help soften the impact that reduced SUAs might have on SNAP households in certain state.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0035
Required Reimbursements to Participants in the SNAP E&T Program

FNS closely reviews state spending on the SNAP Employment and Training Program. Recently, we noticed that an increasing number of state agencies do not spend money on allowable participant reimbursements, such as transportation and dependent care.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0062
FY 2012 Allocations of New 15% Exemptions for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents - Not Adjusted for Carryover

The Food and Nutrition Act restricts the amount of time that able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) may participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to 3 months in a 36-month period, unless the ABAWD meets certain
work requirements or is exempted by the state. SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 273.24(g) provide each state agency with an annual allocation of exemptions from the work requirements of 7 CFR 273.24 for ABAWDs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0008
Questions and Answers on Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility

This memo contains an attachment of questions and answers on broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) that are based on inquiries from the states.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0040
Questions and Answers on Online Applications

This memorandum provides questions and answers about state online application compliance with SNAP regulations. The attachment gives clarification about compliance issues emphasized in the Online Application Review Results and Action Items memorandum issued December 17, 2010.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0057
SNAP - Offering to sell SNAP benefits and/or EBT cards publicly or online

The purpose of this memo is to transmit guidance regarding the sale of, or intent to sell, SNAP benefits and/or Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards in public or online through Web sites and social media such as Craig's List, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, etc. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has reviewed this matter and considers the offer to sell SNAP benefits to be a violation of SNAP regulations, constituting an intentional Program violation (IPV).

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Offering to sell SNAP benefits and/or EBT cards publicly or online

The purpose of this memo is to transmit guidance regarding the sale of, or intent to sell, SNAP benefits and/or EBT cards in public or online through web sites and social media. FNS considers the offer to sell SNAP benefits to be a violation of SNAP regulations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0003
Letter Method for Direct Certification

The purpose of this memorandum is to implement a provision affecting mandatory direct certification for children in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program households.

SP13-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0052
FY 2011 Reporting Expenditures of SNAP Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 209 (ARRA).