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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0078

Administrative and Judicial Review

Any firm may request administrative and judicial review, if it is aggrieved by any of the actions described in SNAP regulations. The Administrative Review Branch ensures that FNS follows the provisions of the Food and Nutrition Act, SNAP regulations, and agency retailer policy, and that the agency's administrative actions are equitable and consistent.

Policy Memorandum 2021-01
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0079

Clarifying Requirements for Compliance with Prisoner Verification System and Deceased Matching System Regulations

The purpose of this memo is to reiterate the importance of state compliance with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations, Prisoner Verification System and Deceased Matching System.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2014-0067

Guide to Improving Notices of Adverse Action

The guide allows you to evaluate NOAAs to see how well they work for clients; and improve them using proven plain language and information design techniques. In addition, the guide contains models for general notices—providing you with some basic language and formatting examples that can be adapted to notices.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0046

Best Practices in Developing Effective SNAP Client Notices

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide regional offices and state agencies with information that can help them examine and revise client notices of denial and termination to improve SNAP customer service and program access.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0003

Letter of Verification Results and Adverse Action

Letter of Verification Results and Adverse Action

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0028

SNAP - Clarification of Comparable Disqualification

This memorandum provides clarification of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) comparable disqualification policy.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0017

Deadline for Issuing a Notice of Adverse Action

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the meaning of within 10 days for issuing a notice of adverse action.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0050

Waivers of 7 CFR 273.10(f)(4) – Shortening Certification Periods

This is to advise you that we are revising conditions associated with waivers of 7 CFR 273.10(f)(4) which would allow state agencies to shorten the certification periods of food stamp households

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0039

Verification Confirmation Reviews - Reauthorization 2004

This memo is in response to requests for us to clarify what takes place when a confirmation review finds an error in the eligibility determination after a household has been initially notified of its status.

Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo – SP 18
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0012

Verification Activities – Reauthorization 2004 Implementation Memo SP-13

This memorandum provides information about implementing requirements concerning confirmation activities, individual review of selected applications and follow-up in relation to verification of households’ eligibility for free or reduced price meals.