TN 39 (03-00)

SI 01130.685 Food Programs with Federal Involvement

Citations:

7 U.S.C. 612C (note) and 7 U.S.C. 2017(b); 42 U.S.C. 1760(e), 1780(b); and 3020a(a); 20 CFR 416.1124(b), 416.1236(a)(4), (5) (6).

A. Policy

1. Food Stamp Program

The value of the food under the food stamp program to any household is excluded from resources.

2. School Lunch Programs

The value of any assistance to children under chapter 13 of title 42 of the U.S. Code, School Lunch Programs, is excluded from resources.

3. Child Nutrition Programs

The value of any assistance to children (e.g., school breakfasts, WIC Program, Milk Programs) under chapter 13A of title 42 of the U.S. Code, Child Nutrition, is excluded from resources.

B. Procedure

1. Assumption

Assume that any of the following have Federal involvement and are excludable under other Federal statutes:

  • Meals and milk provided free or at reduced rates to children in schools and service facilities (e.g., day care centers, settlement houses, or recreation centers);

  • U.S.D.A. food commodities distributed by any program (private or governmental);

  • Food stamps, and cash which has been verified as the value of the food stamps provided in lieu of the stamps;

  • WIC distributions to pregnant women, infants, and children.

2. Assumption Applies--Verification

Accept an individual's allegation of receipt of anything to which the assumption in SI 01130.685B.1. applies unless you have reason to question it.

Use a precedent, documents in the individual's possession, or contact with the provider to verify the substitution of cash for food stamps.

Exclude the item(s) from resources without further development or documentation.

3. Assumption Does Not Apply--Verification

Use documents in the individual's possession, contact with the provider, etc., to determine the nature of the program. (See SI 00830.165.)

C. References

Exclusion from income of food programs with Federal involvement, SI 00830.635

Exclusion of disaster assistance, SI 00830.620 and SI 01130.620


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SI 01130.685 - Food Programs with Federal Involvement - 10/07/2014
Batch run: 10/07/2014
Rev:10/07/2014