Resource | Policy Memos
CSFP: Income Guidelines for 2020

This memorandum transmits the 2020 Income Guidelines (IGs) for state agencies and ITOs in determining the eligibility of individuals applying to participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-076
Categorical Eligibility (Revised)

This memorandum provides clarification regarding households determined to be categorically eligible for FDPIR in accordance with provisions at sections 4300-4320 of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Handbook 501.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-046
FDPIR - Student Financial Assistance (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify which student financial assistance programs are excluded as income for the purposes of determining eligibility under FDPIR. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-135
Revised Policy on Certification Periods for Zero Income Households

This memorandum provides revised policy guidance on certification periods pertaining to zero income households in FDPIR. FNS Handbook 501 provides that households who report zero income month after month must be asked as to how they sustain themselves and other household members. The information provided by the household must be documented in the case file. Per prior policy, households reporting zero income were generally assigned a one- to two- month certification period.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-132
Questions and Answers Related to the FDPIR: Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility Final Rule

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide questions and answers to help Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies implement provisions of the final rule: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Income Deductions & Resource Eligibility (78 FR 52827).

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-101
Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund Payments

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (PL 111-5) created the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund for certain veterans, or surviving spouses of veterans, who served in the military of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines during World War II. Section 1002(c) of PL 111-5 directs the Secretary of Veteran Affairs to provide one time payments of up to $15,000 to eligible individuals.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-091
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Cash Payment Pilot Projects (SNAP Pilot Projects) and Work Supplementation or Support Programs (SNAP Work Programs) Benefits

This memorandum clarifies how SNAP benefits should be treated in determining eligibility for CSFP and TEFAP when the benefits are provided through SNAP Pilot Projects or SNAP Work Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-078
FDPIR Rounding Procedures

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding the rounding procedures to be used when determining the total resources and net monthly income of FDPIR applicant households.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-075
Income Exclusion for Payments under PL 101-426, Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

This memorandum provides clarification regarding payments made to individuals under PL 101-426, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, as amended. Those payments shall not be counted as income or resources for the purpose of determining eligibility for participation in FDPIR.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-034
FDPIR – Eligibility of Native Hawaiians

In accordance with FDPIR regulations at 7 CFR 253.6(b), Native Hawaiian households that move to the mainland and live in an approved service area near the reservation, or in Oklahoma, must contain at least one household member who is recognized as a member of an Indian tribe to be eligible to participate in FDPIR.