Resource | Policy Memos
On-Line Food Stamp Program Applications

This policy encourages State to comply with the application and notice requirements on the paper forms that an applicant can download.

Resource | Policy Memos
Treatment of gift cards for Food Stamp (FSP) purposes

FSP legislative and regulatory provisions do not, either directly or indirectly, address the treatment of gift cards for program purposes. While these rules can potentially be interpreted to count gift cards as a resource, we believe this would be inadvisable since attempts to verify the existence and value of the cards during the certification process would be extremely difficult, problematic and subject to error.

Resource | Policy Memos
Separate Household Status for Disabled Persons

Memo regarding a court suit filed in the State of Alabama on the the proper treatment of situations involving severely disabled persons who do not purchase and prepare their food with the individuals with whom they reside.

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Medicaid’s Required Documentation of Citizenship; Its Effect on the Food Stamp Program

As a result of the recently enacted Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 there is a requirement that a Medicaid client present documentary evidence of citizenship. This requirement will go into effect on July 1, 2006. The provision does not expand or restrict eligibility for Medicaid, but simply imposes the requirement that a Medicaid client present documentary evidence of citizenship. The provision affects only American citizenship; it does not affect the verification of alienage.

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Federally Subsidized Housing for the Elderly

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has reviewed the issue of whether a facility that receives tax credits under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) program (26 U.S.C. §42) meets the exception to the institution rule as being federally subsidized housing for the elderly pursuant to Section 3(h)(5) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, (7 U.S.C. 2012(h)(5)).

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Drug Addition and Alcoholic Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs

This policy provides clarification regarding State agencies that operate treatment centers and rehabilitation programs on not requiring licenses to operate as FSP.

Resource | Policy Memos
Expedited Service and Interviews

This policy provides clarification about providing expedited service when the household has not attended an interview by the seven-day deadline.

Resource | Policy Memos
FSP – 2-Year Approval of Waivers of the Work Requirements for ABAWDs under 7 CFR 273.24

At the request of the State agencies, SNAP offered a 2 year ABAWD waiver under limited circumstances.