Food Stamp Program: Vehicle and Maximum Excess Shelter Expense Deduction Provisions of P.L. 106-387

Last Published: 08/30/2017

The Department proposes to amend its regulations to implement Sections 846 and 847 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies--Appropriations Act 2001 (Agriculture Appropriations Act of 2001). This rule would increase the maximum amount of the food stamp excess shelter expense deduction and index it to the Consumer Price Index, and allow State agencies the option to use their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program vehicle allowance rules rather than the vehicle rules used in the Food Stamp Program (FSP) where doing so will result in a lower attribution of resources to food stamp households. The proposed rule would increase benefits for some participants, make additional households eligible for food stamps, and provide greater flexibility for States in determining the value of vehicles.

Proposed Rule
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 29, 2003
Comment Period End Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2003