Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0068
State Enforcement of the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Non-Citizens

This memorandum provides guidance to states regarding the repayment of SNAP benefits from the sponsors of non-citizens who participate in the program. States are encouraged to request reimbursement if a sponsored non-citizen receives SNAP benefits and clarification is provided on the steps for requesting repayment.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0050
Q&As regarding Military Combat Pay

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing this memorandum in fulfillment of the commitment made in the preamble of the SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 final rule to provide additional guidance for state agencies on how to carry out the exclusion of certain military combat-related pay from income for purposes of SNAP eligibility determinations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0048
SNAP Quarterly Wage Reporting Project

FNS offered state agencies the opportunity to test whether using Quarterly Wage Report data was sufficiently accurate to verify and project earned income in certain SNAP cases. Two state agencies, Texas and Utah, agreed to participate and run projects that ran through 2014 and 2015.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0067
Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Elegibilidad Categórica y Vehículos

Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Elegibilidad Categórica y Vehículos

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0017
Treatment of TANF-Funded Subsidized Employment Income Implementation Date and Quality Control Treatment

This policy applies to all TANF-funded subsidized employment paid to SNAP clients or applicants in the form of wages, regardless of the source of TANF funding, including but not limited to funds available to states and Indian tribes through the Emergency Contingency Fund for State TANF programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0076
SNAP - Applications' Statements about Unreported and Unverified Expenses

This memorandum applies only to state agencies that include the following (or similar) wording on a SNAP application: "Failure to report or verify any of the above listed expenses will be seen as a statement by your household that you do not want to receive a deduction for the unreported expense."

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0057
SNAP - Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income

Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0005
Servicepersons’ Bank Accounts

This memo provides guidance to state agencies how to handle the accessibility of a deployed service member's bank accounts when determining eligibility.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0003
Extension of Food Stamp Income Exclusion - Deployment to a Combat Zone

This memo provides guidance to state agencies regarding exclusion of combat pay given to military personnel while deployed to a combat zone.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0012
Extension of Food Stamp Income Exclusion - Deployment to a Combat Zone

The FY 2005 Appropriations Bill for the Department of Agriculture included a provision which excluded from consideration as income in the Food Stamp Program additional pay received by military personnel as a result of deployment to a combat zone. This provision has been extended.