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Payments to Certain Filipino World War II Veterans - Exclusion from Income and Resources

EO Guidance Document #
FNS-GD-2009-0063
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DATE: September 28, 2009
SUBJECT: SNAP - Payments to Certain Filipino World War II Veterans - Exclusion from Income and Resources
TO: All Regional Directors
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 created the "Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund" for certain veterans and the spouses of veterans who served in the military of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines during World War II. The compensation fund offers one time payments of up to $15,000 to eligible persons.

Division A, Title X. Section 1002 of ARRA specifies that the payments:

... shall not be included in income or resources for purposes of determining- (A) eligibility of an individual to receive benefits described in section 3803(c)(2)(C) of Title 31, United States Code, or the amount of such benefits; (B) eligibility of an individual to receive benefits under title VIII of the Social Security Act, or the amount of such benefits; or (C) eligibility of an individual for, or the amount of benefits under, any other Federal or Federally assisted Program.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will exclude these payments from income and resources when determining eligibility and allotments, and for all other purposes' This policy applies to all affected households in all states.

The complete text of the law is available from the Government Printing Office.

Arthur T. Foley
Director
Program Development Division

09/28/2009

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.