Resource | Policy Memos
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 | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Vehicle and Maximum Excess Shelter Expense Deduction Provisions of PL 106-387

This rule allows State agencies the option to use their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program vehicle allowance rules rather than the vehicle rules ordinarily used in the Food Stamp Program where doing so will result in a lower attribution of resources to food stamp households.

Resource | Legislation
Food Stamp Act of 1977 (PL 88-525a)

Food Stamp Act of 1977. To strengthen the agricultural economy; to help to achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative Federal-State program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade; and for other purposes.

Resource | Legislation
The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 – Eligibility for Federally Funded or Administered Benefits and Services to the Same Extent as Refugees Extended to Certain Family Members of Victims of a Severe Form of Trafficking in Persons

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), Pub. L. No. 106-386 (8 U.S.C. 7105(b)(1)) makes victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons eligible for federally funded or administered benefits and services to the same extent as refugees.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Eligibility and Certification Provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002

This rulemaking proposes to amend Food Stamp Program regulations to implement 11 provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 that establish new eligibility and certification requirements for the receipt of food stamps.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Employment and Training Program Provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002

The Department proposes to establish a reasonable formula to allocate 100 percent Federal funds authorized under the Farm Bill to carry out the E&T Program each fiscal year (FY).

Resource | Policy Memos
Questions and Answers Related to the Guidance on Medicare-approved Drug Discount Card

Questions and Answers Related to the Guidance on Medicare-approved Drug Discount Card

Resource | Policy Memos
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
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
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.