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Field Op 01-018 Food Stamp Program - Implementation of the Homeless Shelter/Utility Deduction


DTA policy implementing the Food Stamp/SNAP homeless standard shelter deduction ($143/mo income deducton) in 2001. State policy presumes homeless households have utility or shelter expenses, which can be self-declared.  As the policy notes: "For example, homeless AUs may be responsible for costs related to making phone calls, washer/dryer expenses, voluntary or minimal contribution costs towards utilities, etc." AU is the Assistane Unit.  

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