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Government Memos about Nutrition Assistance


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Guidance on Non-Citizen Eligibility

(Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, June 2011) (PDF, 6/11)

SNAP Humanitarian Parole Policy for Certain Haitian Orphans

(Memo to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regional directors from the Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Feb. 19, 2010.) 

"Haitian orphans permitted to enter the U.S. under humanitarian parole meet the definition of Cuban/Haitian Entrant and are eligible to receive SNAP benefits with no waiting period, provided that their household meets the SNAP eligibility criteria for their household size," this memo clarifies. It provides a definition of "Cuban/Haitian entrant" and explains how to ascertain whether a particular orphan has been granted humanitarian parole status.  (PDF, 2/10)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Issues Policy Clarifications That Facilitate Immigrant Access to Food Assistance (4/7/09)