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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-2019-0067

United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Restated its Longstanding Policy Regarding Public Charge

Letters to various directors of Human Services with attached public charge fact sheet.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0004

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

FNS has received several inquiries regarding the eligibility of participants in the Department of Homeland Security's new Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program for SNAP benefits.

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-2010-0014

Clarification on SNAP Eligibility for Haitians granted Temporary Protected Status

Food and Nutrition Service has received multiple inquiries as to whether certain Haitian nationals granted Temporary Protected Status are eligible for SNAP benefits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0005

Humanitarian Parole Policy for Certain Haitian Orphans

The purpose of this memo is to clarify SNAP eligibility for certain Haitian orphans.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0004

Elimination of the Eight-Month Time Limit for Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants

The new legislation provides that SIVs are eligible for all benefits available to the same extent and for the same period of time as refugees pursuant to Section 207 of the Immigrations and Nationality Act.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0036

SNAP - Guidance on Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

The Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 under the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 extended Afghani Special Immigrant eligibility for SNAP benefits from six months to eight months.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0063

SNAP - Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

FNS guidance of March 20, 2008 provided that the eligibility of Afghani Special Immigrants was in effect through Sept. 30, 2008 under The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0006

FSP – Guidance on Iraqi and Afghani Special Immigrants

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 granted Iraqi and Afghan aliens special immigrant status under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Individuals and family members granted this special immigrant status are eligible for resettlement assistance, entitlement programs, and other benefits the same as refugees admitted under the INA, except the period of eligibility cannot exceed six months.