|DATE:||March 18, 2014|
|SUBJECT:||SNAP and the Affordable Care Act Questions & Answers Parts I & II|
|TO:||All Regional Directors
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The attached questions and answers are intended to address state agency concerns about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is releasing this memorandum as formal guidance for use by FNS regional offices, state agencies, and community partners. FNS is committed to providing ongoing technical assistance to states on issues of SNAP policy, compliance, and compatibility in relation to the new requirements of the ACA, and encourages states to continue to contact to their regional counterparts with questions.
This memorandum comprises the first and second parts of a series of questions and answers on this topic. In order to address a greater audience, the questions and answers in this document have been generalized and may differ slightly from those previously released.
Program Development Division