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Waiver Process Update - Additional Guidance on Indefinite Waivers

On March 20, 2014, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued the Waiver Process Update memorandum which revised existing waiver procedures and guidance to eliminate indefinite waiver approvals and minimize inconsistencies in approval requirements for similar waivers. This memo provides additional guidance to State agencies interested in submitting renewal requests for the indefinite waivers expiring April 30, 2015.

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SNAP Guidance for State Agencies on Novel Waivers

In recent years, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved several innovative waiver requests that have afforded States new flexibility in administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Because these waivers are relatively new, untested, and complex, FNS categorizes them as "novel" waivers. While novel waivers were developed as a result of multiple factors, most are related to and driven by States' efforts to modernize and mitigate the increased administrative strain caused by the rapid caseload growth that followed the recent economic downturn.

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Early Denial Waiver Memo

FNS has recently undertaken a review of its waiver processes and the effectiveness of its approved waivers. Specifically, FNS has recently reviewed the "Early Denial" waiver, also known as "10-Day Denial" waiver, which waives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations at 7 CFR 273.2(g)(3) and 7 CFR 273.2(h)(2).

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Waiver Process Update

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing this memorandum to update current waiver procedures and revise previous guidance contained in the Sept. 14, 2004, memo, "Revised Waiver Processing Instructions." FNS is enhancing administrative waiver procedures to streamline current processes and eliminate inconsistencies in approval requirements for similar waivers.