|DATE:||January 31, 2011|
|SUBJECT:||Questions and Answers on Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility|
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
This memo contains an attachment of questions and answers on broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) that are based on inquiries from the states.
As you know, BBCE refers to the policy that makes most, if not all, households categorically eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) because they receive a non-cash Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or maintenance of effort (MOE) funded benefit or service, such as an informational pamphlet or 800-number. We are pleased that almost 40 state agencies have chosen to implement this policy that simplifies the administration of the program and helps low-income families meet their nutritional needs.
We thank you for your efforts to increase the number of state agencies that have adopted BBCE and encourage you to continue promoting this beneficial policy to all your state agencies.
Program Development Division
- Questions & Answers
- Disqualifications in Categorically Eligible Households
- Net Income Limits
- What Can Be Used to Confer Categorical Eligibility
- When a Household Is Categorically Eligible under BBCE
- Documentation of Categorical Eligibility
- What Can Be Deemed
- D-SNAP and Categorical Eligibility
- Calculating Standards at 200 Percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Transfer of Resources
- Forever Eligible