Recent federal Food Stamp policy memos

Last month, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued three policy directives of note: FNS Admin Notice 03-34 (August 15, 2003) reminding states with lower “error rates” (sorry about that, California) can get a waiver of the requirement of “face-to-face” recipient interviews at recertification; FNS Admin Notice 03-36 (August 22, 2003) approving postage for prescription drugs as an allowable medical expense in the Food Stamp Program; and FNS Admin Notice 03-37 (August 22, 2003), a heads-up about the availability of FNS bilingual materials and services.