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2018

  1. 05-2018 Corrected New Certification Requirements for Non-Licensed Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center (ADTC)/Drug Addict or Alcoholic (DAA) Treatment Centers and Clarification of all, licensed or non-licensed ADTC/DAA Treatment Centers and Local Agency Responsibilities
  2. 04-2018 Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Program
  3. 03-2018 New Certification Requirements for Non-Licensed Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center (ADTC)/Drug Addict or Alcoholic (DAA) Treatment Centers and Clarification of all licensed or non-licensed ADTC/DAA Treatment Centers and Local Agency Responsibilities
  4. 02-2018 Important: Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Paperless Verification Processing
  5. 01-2018 Clarification of Scheduling Interviews and Caseworker Signatures

2017

  1. 08-2017 2018 Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLA) Mass Change in Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Payment Amounts
  2. 07-2017 Changes to Required Missing Verification
  3. 06-2017 FNS Policy Clarifications and Procedural Requirements
  4. 05-2017 Treatment of Households Receiving Puerto Ricoís Nutrition Assistance Program (PR NAP)
  5. 04-2017 Hurricane Irma Evacuee Policy
  6. 03-2017 Hurricane Harvey Evacuee Policy
  7. 02-2017 Reopening Recertifications and Late Recertification Closure Reasons
  8. 01-2017 Creating Referrals for State and Federal Findings That Are More Than 12 Months From the Date of Discovery

2016

  1. 25-2016 FNS Policy Reminders and Procedural Requirements
  2. 24-2016 Notification of Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Change Allotment Increase
  3. 23-2016 FNS Policy Reminders and Procedural Requirements
  4. 22-2016 Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veteranís Benefits (VA) Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
  5. 21-2016: Lifeline Support Program Changes
  6. 20-2016: Hurricane Matthew Hot Food Waiver
  7. 19-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016 Disaster Food and Nutrition Services for additional eight (8) counties
  8. 18-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016 AutomaticMass Replacement Waiver for additional 12 counties
  9. 17-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016 Disaster Food and Nutrition Services for additional six (6) counties
  10. 16-2016: Additional Counties Added to the Hurricane Matthew Timely Household Reporting of Food Loss Waiver extension (October 27, 2016)
  11. 15-2016: Hurricane Matthew Automatic Mass Replacement Waiver for additional 13 counties (October 26, 2016)
  12. 14-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016 Disaster Food and Nutrition Services for additional 13 counties (October 26, 2016)
  13. 13-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016 Return Disaster EBT Cards (October 25, 2016)
  14. 12-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016, Automatic Mass Replacement Waiver (October 23, 2016)
  15. 11-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016 Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Disaster FNS) (October 21, 2016)
  16. 10-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016, Timely Household Reporting of Food Loss (October 19, 2016)
  17. 9-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016, Timely Household Reporting of Food Loss (October 17, 2016)
  18. 8-2016: Hurricane Matthew 2016 Hot Food Waiver (October 14, 2016)
  19. 7-2016: Customer Complaint Tracking Requirements (September 27, 2016)
  20. 6-2016: Individuals Who Cannot Volunteer for the Employment and Training Program (July 22, 2016)
  21. 5-2016: Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD) Policy Clarifications and Procedural Requirements (March 28, 2016)
  22. 4-2016: Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD) Policy Clarifications and Procedural Requirements (March 18, 2016)
  23. 3-2016: Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD) Policy Clarifications and Procedural Requirements (March 16, 2016)
  24. 2-2016: FNS Program Integrity(February 23, 2016)
  25. 1-2016: FNS Program Integrity (February 1, 2016)

2015

  1. 6-2015: Social Security Medicare Part B Premium(December 21, 2015)
  2. 5-2015: FNS ABAWD Policy Clarifications and Procedural Requirements (December 17, 2015)
  3. 4-2015: FNS Policy Clarifications and Procedural Requirements (October 30, 2015)
  4. 3-2015: FNS Policy Reminders and Procedural Requirements (August 19, 2015)
  5. 2-2015: Elimination of Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training Requirements for Columbus and Wake County (June 25, 2015)
  6. 1-2015: FNS Application Processing Timeliness Standards(June 24, 2015)

2014

  1. 7-2014: Claims Management Plan (Fraud Plan)December 5, 2014
  2. 6-2014: Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veteran’s Benefits (VA) Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)December 15, 2014
  3. 5-2014: Requirements to Provide a Printed Copy of ePASS Applications Completed in Local Office(November 21, 2014)
  4. 4-2014: FNS POLICY REMINDERS AND PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS (October 9, 2014)
  5. 3-2014: FNS Assessments/Treatments for Class H or I Drug Felons April 8, 2014
  6. 2-2014: Notification of Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Change Allotment Increase March 13, 2014
  7. 1-2014: State Appeals Processing January 21, 2014

2013

  1. 9-2013: Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veteran’s Benefits (VA) Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) November 26, 2013
  2. 8-2013: NC FAST Manual Override Process October 1, 2013
  3. 7-2013: Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Sunset of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) September 16, 2013
  4. 6-2013: Integrated Income Policy Manual Issuance (August 13, 2013)
  5. 5-2013: Transfer of Food and Nutrition Services Cases in NC FAST (June 24, 2013)
  6. 4-2013: Elimination of Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training Requirements (June 3, 2013)
  7. 3-2013: ONLINE VERIFICATION (OLV) ENHANCEMENTS
  8. 2-2013: Out of County Food and Nutrition Services Applications/Recertifications (March 18, 2013)
  9. 1-2013: Treatment of Income of Non-Qualified Ineligible Aliens February 14, 2012

2012

  1. 7-2012: Social Security/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) December 20, 2012
  2. 5-2012: Continued Regional ABAWD Waiver (August 7, 2012)
  3. 4-2012: Lifeline/Link-Up
  4. 3-2012: Elimination of Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training Requirements (June 7, 2012)
  5. 2-2012: Combined Expedited Benefit Allotment (May 15, 2012)

2011

  1. 12-2011: Social Security/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
  2. 11-2011: Intent to sell Food and Nutrition Services (October 18, 2011)
  3. 10-2011: Hurricane Irene 2011 Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits for Pender and Wayne Counties (September 14, 2011)
  4. 9-2011: Hurricane Irene 2011 Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits for 24 Additional Counties (September 7, 2011)
  5. 8-2011: Hurricane Irene 2011 Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits (September 6, 2011)
  6. 7-2011: Individuals Who Cannot Volunteer for the Employment and Training Program (July 29, 2011)
  7. 6-2011: Elimination of Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training Requirements (May 10, 2011)
  8. 5-2011 April 2011 Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits (April 27, 2011)
  9. 4-2011: Federal Poverty Guidelines (April 1, 2011)
  10. 3-2011: Tax Refund Disregards and EITC (February 18, 2011)
  11. 2-2011: Lifeline/Link-up Self-Certification (January 12, 2011)
  12. 1-2011: Elimination of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Employment and Training (E&T) Requirements (January 6, 2011)

2010

  1. 14-2010: Elimination of Categorically Eligible FRR Matches
  2. 9-2010: New Procedures for Releasing Tax Intercepts and Changes to the Debtor Detail Screen
  3. 5-2010: Averaging Work Hours for Employed Students (January 25, 2010)
  4. 4-2010: Multiple Applications for the Same Household (January 21, 2010)
  5. 3-2010: Treatment of Unemployment Insurance Benefit (UIB) Verified by ESC and the Elimination of ESC/UIB Paper Match Reports
  6. 2-2010: Temporary Income of 2010 Census Workers (January 6, 2010)

2009

  1. 9-2009: Exclusion of the $25 Supplemental Weekly Unemployment Compensation Payment (November 20, 2009)
  2. 8-2009: Change in Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier (October 6, 2009)
  3. 7-2009: Effects of Work First changes on Food and Nutrition Services allotments
  4. 6-2009: New Update - Guidance on Afghani Special Immigrants (June 16, 2009)
  5. 5-2009: Ending Mandatory Referral of Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Recipients to the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Employment and Training (E&T) Program (May 22, 2009)
  6. 4-2009: Elimination of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Employment and Training (E&T) Requirements (May 22, 2009)
  7. 3-2009: Elimination of the Career Start Program (April 28, 2009)
  8. 2-2009: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (March 10, 2009)

2008

  1. 9-2008: Clarification of Student Requirements and Retirement Plans (December†5, 2008)
  2. 8-2008: Social Security/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), (November 25, 2008)
  3. 7-2008: Continued and Modified 2007 Regional ABAWD Two-Year Waiver (November 13, 2008)
  4. 6-2008: Guidance on when Qualified Aliens are Eligible for FNS (November 5, 2008)
  5. 5-2008: Involuntary Debits to Stale/Dormant EBT Benefits as a Method of Payment for Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Claims (September 30, 2008)
  6. 4-2008: Undocumented Immigrants with Multiple Names and Social Security Numbers (July 16, 2008)
  7. 3-2008: New Update - Guidance on Iraqi and Afghani Special Immigrants (April 4, 2008)
  8. 2-2008: Guidance on Iraqi and Afghani Special Immigrants (February 5, 2008)
  9. 01-2008: INCOME OF TEMPORARY CENSUS WORKERS

2007

  1. 9-2007: Social Security/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), (December 4, 2007)
  2. 8-07: FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES AND ENERGY PROGRAMS, (INTERSTATE MATCH) ADDENDUM 1
  3. 7-2007: Removal of 15% Exemption for ABAWDs in Specified Counties (September 21, 2007)
  4. 6-2007: Notification of Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Mass Change Allotment Increase (September 13, 2007)
  5. 5-2007: Veteran's Affairs Match
  6. 3-2007: Social Security Administration Data Access in SCC4CICS and Online Verification
  7. 2-2007: Elimination of Food Stamp Employment and Training (E&T) Requirements (June 1, 2007)
  8. 1-2007: Minimum Wage Increase (January 10, 2007)

2006

  1. 06-2006: Social Security/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
  2. 5-2006: 2007 Regional ABAWD Two-Year Waiver (November 16, 2006)
  3. 4-2006: Faith-Based Drug Addiction and Alcoholic Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs (June 21, 2006)
  4. 3-2006, Effects of Medicaid Citizenship Verification on Food Stamps (June 21, 2006)
  5. 2-2006: Change in Procedures Regarding Client Notification of Overpayments Calculations (March 9, 2006)
  6. 1-2006: Utility Allowance Mass Change (February 2, 2006)

2005

  1. 16-2005: Budgeting Drug Expenses Under the Medicare Drug Discount Card and New Medicare Drug Program (Part D) (December 21, 2005)
  2. 15-2005: Social Security/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Cost-of Living Adjustment (COLA) (December 21, 2005)
  3. 14-2005: Special State CIP Funds (December 12, 2005)
  4. 13-2005: Face-to Face Recertification Waiver (November 18, 2005)
  5. 12-2005: 2006 Regional ABAWD Waiver (November 8, 2005)
  6. 10-2005: URGENT - Revised Policy Concerning Evacuees from Areas Devastated by Hurricane Katrina (September 13, 2005)
  7. 9-2005: URGENT - Revised Policy Concerning Evacuees from Areas Devastated by Hurricane Katrina (September 6, 2005)
  8. 8-2005: Refugees from Areas Devastated by Hurricane Katrina (September 1, 2005)
  9. 7-2005: Required Mandatory Verifications Rule Repeal (August 19, 2005)
  10. 6-2005: Treatment of Legally Obligated Child Support Exclusion (June 29, 2005)
  11. 4-2005: Continuing ABAWD Exemption Under the Extended Benefits Waiver (May 16, 2005)<
  12. 3-2005: Impact of Claim Recoupments on Cases with the Legally Obligated Child Support Exclusion (May 12, 2005)
  13. 2-2005: Continuing ABAWD Exemption Under the Extended Benefits Waiver (March 24, 2005)
  14. 1-2005: Military Combat Pay Exclusion (February 18, 2005)

2004

  1. 11-2004: Treatment of Legally Obligated Child Support Exclusion (December 16, 2004)
  2. 10-2004: Food Stamp Mass Change for January 2005 (November 22, 2004)
  3. 9-2004: Use of Social Security Numbers (October 25, 2004)>
  4. 8-2004: Food Stamp ABAWD Work Registration Codes (September 22, 2004)
  5. 7-2004: Hurricane Ivan Food Stamp Certification Period Extensions (October 6, 2004)
  6. 6-2004: 2004 Income Eligibility Limits for CIP Households (July 7, 2004)
  7. 5-2004: Wake Electric Round-Up Program (August 13, 2004)
  8. 4-2004: Food Stamp Work Registration Code Change (June 24, 2004)
  9. 3-2004: Extended Benefits Waiver for ABAWDs (June 24, 2004)
  10. 2-2004 - VOID
  11. 1-2004: ABAWD Three-Month Exemption (March 19, 2004)

2003

  1. 8-2003: NEW PROCEDURES FOR CHANGES TO CLAIM AMOUNTS AND BALANCES IN EPICS
  2. 6-2003: Hurricane Isabel Disaster Food Stamps
  3. 5-2003: Income and Resource Exclusions
  4. 3-2003: Pre-Offset Address Unprocessable Report (FRD221-1)
  5. 2-2003: Implementation of New Alien Policy Restoring Eligibility Effective October 1, 2003
  6. 1-2003: Resources Field on DSS-8590
  7. 13-2003: Expedited EBT Card Delivery
  8. 11-2003: New Change Reporting Requirements
  9. 10-2003 (reissued): ABAWD Three-Month Exemption
  10. 6-2003: Immigrant Access to Benefits
  11. 5-2003: Income and Resource Exclusions
  12. 4-2003: Elimination of Automated Food Stamps
  13. 2-2003: Changes in Food Stamp Policy
  14. 1-2003: Implementation of New Alien Policy Restoring Eligibility Effective April 1, 2003

2002

  1. 17-2002: Food Stamp Mass Change for January 2003
  2. 16-2002: Policy on Pension Plans as Resources
  3. 13-2002: Changes in Food Stamp Policy
  4. 11-2002: ABAWD Three-Month Exemption
  5. 8-2002: NEW VALIDATION PROCESS FOR EPICS REFERRALS
  6. 7-2002: Food Stamp Claims Threshold Plans
  7. 4-2002 ADDENDUM 3: SECURITY OF INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (FRR) AND SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION (BEER)
  8. 4-2002 ADDENDUM: SECURITY OF INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (FRR) AND SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION (BEER)
  9. 4-2002: SECURITY OF INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AND SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION
  10. 3-2002: Food Stamp Mass Change for January 2002

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