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Certification of Compliance

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act provides an additional 6-cents per lunch reimbursement to school districts that certified to be in compliance with the new meal patterns. The increased reimbursement, a significant investment in improving the quality of school meals, are provided to school districts once they meet the new meal patterns published in the final rule on Jan. 26, 2012. Funding became available to school districts starting Oct. 1, 2012.

Resource | Policy Memos

SNAP COVID-19 Voluntary Quit and Good Cause Policy Clarification

This memorandum provides guidance to state agencies on how to determine if an individual has good cause for not meeting the general work requirement in situations related to COVID-19 vaccination requirements and COVID-19 workplace safeguards.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

ABAWD Waivers

ABAWDs can get SNAP for only 3 months in a 3-year period if they do not meet certain extra work requirements. This page includes information on waiver status by state by fiscal quarter. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0067

Work Requirement Policy Resources

Here are some resources to find out more about SNAP ABAWDs and related information. 

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SNAP Special Rules for the Elderly or Disabled

To get SNAP benefits, you must apply in the state in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits.

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SNAP Eligibility

To get SNAP benefits, you must apply in the state in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits, which are described on this page. SNAP income and resource limits are updated annually.

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E&T Policy and Guidance

FNS supports state flexibility in designing SNAP E&T programs that fit the needs of the local economy and SNAP participants. This page is specifically devoted to resources that states may use in developing and implementing E&T programs for SNAP participants.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0005

Use of SNAP Employment and Training Funds for SNAP Recipients Who Are Attending High School

This memo provides guidance on the use of SNAP E&T funds to pay for services for individuals who are attending high school. In most cases, it is likely neither legal nor appropriate to use E&T funds to pay for services for individuals are attending high school. In some instances, however, it is allowed and encouraged to use E&T funds for individuals who are of high school age, such as for individuals aged 16-17 who are subject to SNAP work requirements.

Resource | Toolkits

SNAP Model Notice Toolkit

The Model Notice Toolkit is a set of tools designed to help SNAP state agencies improve the notices they send to clients. The toolkit is designed to help state agencies evaluate their SNAP notices and make targeted improvements that fit the needs of their clients, work within system constraints, and comply with federal policy.