In October 2019, FNS published a proposed rule entitled “Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances.” This action modernizes the standard utility allowances used in calculating Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in order to enhance program integrity and ensure equity among program participants.
The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2006 permanently authorizes the supplemental subsistence allowance for low-income members of the Armed Forces with dependents.
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 (PL 97-253, 96 Stat. 763-807 - Sept. 8, 1982)
Food Stamp and Commodity Distribution Amendments of 1981
PL 97-98, 95 Stat. 1213-1358 - Dec. 22, 1981