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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0064

Information from Third Party Payroll Sources

This memorandum clarifies the use of third party payroll sources for SNAP certification policy and quality control purposes. The first two sections of this memorandum apply to certification policy and the section titled Quality Control Considerations provides details on how to treat verification from a third party payroll source for QC reviews.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0018

Requirements for Informing Households of ABAWD Rules

Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, limits the time able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) can receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to 3 months in any 36-month period, unless the individual meets the ABAWD work requirement or is otherwise exempt.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0015

SNAP and ACA Q&A Parts I & II Memo

The attached questions and answers are intended to address state agency concerns about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on SNAP. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0027

Multi-Program Periodic Report Forms

Some state agencies have adopted a version of simplified reporting for other programs, such as Medicaid and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, and are using multi-program report forms for the various programs, including SNAP. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0040

Treatment of Household Members with Voided Puerto Rican Birth Certificates

On Dec. 22, 2009, Puerto Rico passed Law 191 of 2009 that voids all Puerto Rican birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010. Current Puerto Rican birth certificates remain valid until the July I, 2010 effective date of the new law. As a result of this recent legislation, FNS has been asked to provide guidance to state agencies as to the treatment of voided Puerto Rican birth certificates for SNAP purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0003

SNAP - Certification Policies to Support Workload Management

FNS is aware that state agencies are struggling to cope with mounting caseloads as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is responding to growing needs for food assistance. As state budgets become increasingly tight, few states are able to add staff to manage the greater demands. This memo is intended to review certification policies states may consider to support more efficient caseload management.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0060

Clarifying SNAP Reporting Requirements - "Known to the State agency"

The national office recently has received several questions from regional offices concerning what should be considered "known to the state agency" for SNAP reporting purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0048

Q&As on Certification Issues from the 2008 Farm Bill #2

Questions and answers on the certification issues in the 2008 Farm Bill. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0016

FSP-Policy Clarification: Deduction Language on Application and Reported Changes

This memo address under what circumstances a state agency may disallow a deduction based on failure to report or verify expenses.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0043

FSP – Farm Bill Questions and Answers – Set No. 5

Attached is the fifth set of questions and answers in response to issues raised by states since the issuance of our four earlier sets of questions and answers, clarifying the certification provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.