Resource | Policy Memos
Clarification on Characteristics of Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility Programs Memo

FNS is issuing this memorandum in an effort to clarify the characteristics of BBCE programs and the actions states must take to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP Guide to Supporting Requests to Waive the Time Limit for ABAWDs

This guide consolidates and underscores FNS policy concerning waivers of the ABAWD time limit and replaces its predecessor, FNS' August 2006 Guidance on Requesting ABAWD Waivers. FNS advises state agencies to use this guide to understand, obtain, and prepare evidence that successfully supports an ABAWD time limit waiver request based on relevant sections of the Act; federal regulations; and historical SNAP policy.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: SNAP Student Eligibility, Convicted Felons, Lottery and Gambling, and State Verification Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014

The proposed action would implement four sections of the Agricultural Act of 2014, (2014 Farm Bill), affecting eligibility, benefits, and program administration requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP Clarification of Eligibility of Fleeing Felons Final Rule Questions and Answers March 2016

Since the Sept. 10, 2015 (80 FR 54410) publication of the final rule, Clarification of Eligibility of Fleeing Felons, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) received several questions regarding its implementation. FNS released a Q&A in response to those questions on March 8, 2016. Since that time, FNS has received additional questions and therefore, issued this second Q&A to address them.

Resource | Policy Memos
Clarifying Obsolete Regulatory References to WIOA; Americorps; ABAWDs

This memo clarifies both how States must treat Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for the purposes of the ABAWD work requirement and identifies obsolete statutory references to programs under the WIOA.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP Quarterly Wage Reporting Project

The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) offered State agencies the opportunity to test whether using Quarterly Wage Report (QWR) data was sufficiently accurate to verify and project earned income in certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cases. Two State agencies, Texas and Utah, agreed to participate and run projects that ran through 2014 and 2015.

Resource | Policy Memos
ABAWD Time Limit Exemption for Veterans Disability Benefit

This memorandum clarifies how to apply an exemption from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program time limit for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) related to individuals receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation. 

Resource | Policy Memos
Treatment of ABLE Accounts in Determining SNAP Eligibility

This memorandum offers guidance for State agencies regarding the treatment of funds in Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts for the purpose of determining eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Resource | Policy Memos
FY 2016 Allocation of 15 percent Exemptions – Total, Including Carryover

This memorandum provides the total number of 15 percent ABAWD exemptions available to each State for FY 2016, which includes the new exemptions earned for FY 2016, exemptions used in FY 2015 and carryover from previous fiscal years.

Resource | Policy Memos
Treatment of Funds in Crowdfunding Accounts in Determining SNAP Eligibility

This memorandum offers guidance for how State agencies should treat funds in crowdfunding accounts for the purposes of determining eligibility.