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US Armed Forces Supplemental Subsistence Allowance


Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

To: All Child Nutrition Programs

Number: 06-118, 06-222, 06-703

Attention: Food Program Director

Date: October 2006

Subject: United States Armed Forces Family Supplemental Subsistence Allowance – Permanently Excluded from Income Consideration for the Child Nutrition Programs

Reference: United States Department of Agriculture Policy Memo SP-30-2006, CACFP-14-2006, SFSP-07-2006; California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Reauthorization Information Sheet #4

Congress and the United States Department of Agriculture have permanently excluded the United States Armed Forces Family Supplemental Subsistence Allowance (Housing Allowance for Military Households in Privatized Housing) from consideration as income for free and reduced - price meal benefits in all child nutrition programs. 

Please share this information with your agency’s eligibility determination officials and staff.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact your Nutrition Services Division Child Nutrition Consultant in the Field Services Unit or a School Nutrition or Child and Adult Care Program Specialist at 916-445-0850 or 800-952-5609.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 8, 2016
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