Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Work Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) proposes to amend its regulations to implement several workrelated provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). This proposed rule makes significant changes to current work rules, including requirements for the Food Stamp Employment and Training Program and the optional workfare program.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Personal Responsibility Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

Reconciliation Act of 1996 that add new eligibility requirements, increase existing penalties for failure to comply with Program rules, and establish a time limit for food stamp participation of three months in three years for able-bodied adults without children who are not working.

Resource | Policy Memos
Quarterly Reporting Clarification and Expansion of Waivers

The memorandum clarifies policy on quarterly reporting, and expands the kinds of changes that States can allow recipients to report quarterly, rather than when they occur.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Retailer Application Processing

This action proposes to revise the initial application processing timeframe for retail food stores and wholesale food concerns that apply for authorization to accept and redeem food stamp benefits and clarify verification requirements.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: FSP Electronic Benefit Transfer Benefit Adjustments

This action provides interim rulemaking for a proposed rule published on May 19, 1998. It revises Food Stamp Program regulations pertaining to the State agency's ability to make an adjustment to a household's account in an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: FSP Provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997

This rule will implement two food stamp provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. 

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP 1995 Quality Control Technical Amendments

This final rule addresses significant comments received in response to the regulatory changes proposed in the proposed rule and finalizes regulatory changes to the Food Stamp Program’s quality control system in the following areas: negative case reviews, State agency minimum sample sizes for active and negative case reviews, state sampling procedures, Federal subsample size formulas, error dollar tolerance level, home visits, case completion standards, and miscellaneous technical corrections. 

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to Regions on Categorical Eligibility

This memo clarifies that any time all members of a household receive benefits under a program for needy families funded primarily through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), whether cash or other benefits such as services, the TANF resource rules apply and thus an income eligible working family can both own a car and obtain food stamps.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to Regions Modifying Status Reporting and Offering Quarterly Reporting to All States

Letter to Regions Modifying Status Reporting and Offering Quarterly Reporting to All States

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Non-Discretionary Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

On August 22, 1996, the President signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. This rule proposes to amend the Food Stamp Program Regulations to implement the non-discretionary provisions of this law which affect the Food Stamp Program. T