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Resource | Guidance Documents Letter on Mandatory SNAP E&T

FNS has prepared a letter to each State Commissioner, along with an appendix of additional resources, detailing the federal requirements state SNAP agencies must meet to operate a mandatory SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program. 

Resource | Policy SNAP Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024

On March 9, 2024, President Joseph R. Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024. This memorandum addresses questions FNS has received about the provisions of the CAA that affect SNAP.

Resource | Policy Memos SNAP - Flexibility in Timeframes for Requesting Verification

This memo highlights flexibility for state agencies to give households more time to submit verification required for SNAP eligibility and benefit amount determinations.

Resource | Policy SNAP Multiple Online Applications and Telephonic Signatures

This memo expands on the Online Application Policy clarification memorandum issued Feb. 15, 2024, and clarifies existing policy relative to multiple online applications for the same household and telephonic signatures.

Resource | Policy SNAP – State Policy Options Related to Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent Cooperation with State CSAs

In May 2019, FNS reminded state agencies that they may choose to require custodial and non-custodial parents to cooperate with the state Child Support Agency as a condition of eligibility for SNAP and disqualify individuals in arrears for child support. This memorandum provides additional information and considerations for states regarding this option. 

Resource | Policy SNAP – Alter Procedures When Change of Address is Reported Administrative Waiver

In a continued effort to reduce administrative burden and simplify SNAP processes, FNS is extending approval of the address change waiver beyond the unwinding period to support more effective and efficient program administration.

Resource | Policy SNAP FY 24 Allocations of Discretionary Exemptions for ABAWDs

This memorandum adjusts the total number of exemptions available to each state for FY 2024. This includes adjustments in the number of exemptions available to states in which caseloads change by more than 10 percent.

Resource | Policy FY 15 SNAP QC Tolerance Level

SNAP’s QC system uses a tolerance level to set the threshold for determining which errors are included in the national payment error rate calculation. The first year the TFP based adjustment will occur is FY 2015. FNS is adjusting the threshold using the TFP for the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. FNS calculated the percentage change between the June 30, 2013 TFP (FY 2014) and the June 30, 2014 TFP (FY 2015). FNS has applied that percentage to the $37 QC tolerance level, which results in an increase to $38.

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Resource | Policy SNAP Quality Control Error Tolerance Threshold for FY 2024

The SNAP QC system use a tolerance level to set a monetary threshold for determining which QC errors are included in the calculation of payment error rates. This threshold is adjusted annually to correspond with changes in the Thrifty Food Plan.

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Resource | Policy SNAP – Waiver of the Interview Phaseout to Support Unwinding from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This memo explains that FNS is offering certain states the opportunity to request a short-term interview waiver. FNS recognizes that unwinding from the PHE and staffing challenges have put a continuing strain on states and is providing additional time for states to return to normal processing regarding the interview.

Page updated: October 14, 2021