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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-2009-0008

SNAP Household's Review of Information in Automated Systems (Revised)

This memorandum is an updating of our policies when a state agency electronically records information from on-line electronic applications and interactive applications.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0016

Use of Federal E&T Funds to Serve Individuals in State Programs Funded With TANF MOE Funds

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify a situation that has arisen in which a state agency is using federal funds to provide Food Stamp Employment and Training (E&T) program services to individuals receiving cash assistance funded by expenditures of state funds that count toward meeting the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) maintenance–of–effort (MOE) requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos

Eligibility Under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 makes victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons eligible for federally funded or administered benefits and services to the same extent as refugees.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1999-0013

Letter to Regions on Categorical Eligibility

This memo clarifies that any time all members of a household receive benefits under a program for needy families funded primarily through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, whether cash or other benefits such as services, the TANF resource rules apply and thus an income eligible working family can both own a car and obtain food stamps.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0001

WIC Program – Immigration Participation in the WIC Program

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, restricts participation in most food assistance· programs based on citizenship and alien status. WIC is specifically exempted from these restrictions, however, states have the option to limit participation to citizens and qualified aliens. 

WIC 1997-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0014

PL 104-193: Changes to Applications for Waivers in the Child Nutrition Programs

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 made a number of changes to the National School Lunch Act which governs the waiver process in the child nutrition programs. This memorandum identifies the changes and provides guidance to be used in developing and submitting waiver requests to the child nutrition division. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0012

Memorandum Clarifying Immigrants' Eligibility for Food Stamps

Noncitizens who were receiving food stamps on Aug. 22, 1996, will not lose benefits due to their immigration status until at least April 22, 1997. If, for example, a person moves to another state or has a break in eligibility because of something unrelated to his or her noncitizen status (such as a temporary increase in earnings) and applies again before April 1, 1997, the new noncitizen eligibility requirements would not apply.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0011

Letter to State Commissioners on Changes to Immigrants' Food Stamp Certification Requirements

The Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act makes a significant change to implementation of the food stamp eligibility provisions for noncitizens of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.