|DATE:||February 17, 2021|
|SUBJECT:||SNAP Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – Questions and Answers – Sections 702(a), (b), and (d)|
|TO:||All State Directors
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
On Dec. 27, 2020, the President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”). Division N, Title VII, Subtitle A, Chapter 1, Section 702(a), (b), and (d) of the Act temporarily increase the value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, outline requirements for administering this temporary increase, and create certain exclusions from SNAP income.
On Dec. 31, 2020, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued an informational memorandum on SNAP-related provisions of the Act. Attached are questions and answers describing the temporary increase to the maximum monthly allotments and exclusion of pandemic unemployment compensation payments from SNAP income. State agencies with questions should contact their respective regional office representatives.
Program Development Division