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Food Stamp Program: Non-Discretionary Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

Last Published: 08/29/2017

On August 22, 1996, the President signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. This rule proposes to amend the Food Stamp Program Regulations to implement the non-discretionary provisions of this law which affect the Food Stamp Program. These provisions concern changes in the minimum and maximum allotments, the standard and shelter deductions, household composition, the fair market value of vehicles, the definition of homeless, and expedited service. This rule also incorporates, where possible, the principles of the President's Regulatory Reform Initiative and removes overly prescriptive, outdated, and redundant provisions and increases State agency flexibility.

Type: 
Proposed Rule
RIN: 
0584-AC41
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 12, 1999
Comment Period End Date: 
Friday, September 10, 1999