Resource | Policy Memos
ABAWD Time Limit Policy and Program Access Memo

This memorandum provides guidance to States in taking the balanced approach necessary to properly implement the SNAP time limit for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD).

Resource | Policy Memos
Same Sex Marriage and SNAP Mandatory Household States Memo

This memorandum restates the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy on the treatment of same-sex marriages with regard to Section 3(m)(2) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents Q&As June 2015

Section 6(0) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 limits able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to 3 months in any 36-month period, unless the individual meets the ABA WD work requirement or is otherwise exempt. The Food and Nutrition Service is providing the attached guidance in response to recent questions from State agencies concerning ABAWD policy.

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
Assessment of the Contributions of an Interview to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility and Benefit Determinations

This study was designed to assess whether the elimination of the eligibility interview at certification and recertification would have adverse effects on client and worker outcomes. FNS awarded grants to two States—Oregon and Utah—to conduct demonstrations in which the eligibility interviews at certification and recertification were completely eliminated. An analysis of the demonstrations that provide estimates of the contributions of eligibility interviews in determining SNAP eligibility and benefits was conducted.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP Online Applications Best Practices

As government agencies move more and more services onto the web, they sometimes struggle with the best ways to present information so that it is clear and easy to use for a range of clients. This Guide can help State Agencies create online SNAP applications using a client-centered approach.

Resource | Policy Memos
Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Policy Memo

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has received several inquiries regarding the eligibility of participants in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) new Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.