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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Section 103 - Block Grants to States

Last Published: 04/11/2014

Section 103 - Block Grants to States

Q. Does Section 404(i) regarding disqualifications for failure to ensure that minors go to school and 404(j) regarding disqualifications if an adult does not work toward attaining a secondary school diploma apply to food stamp households?

A. We have been informally advised by the Office of General Counsel that these provisions do apply to the Food Stamp Program if the State has been awarded a block grant for temporary assistance for needy families.

Q. Can sections 404(i) and (j) be applied to non-assistance households and mixed households as well as TANF households?

A. Yes, the law does not limit the disqualifications to Title IV-A households.