Summary: H.R.4252 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (11/17/1983)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to repeal as of January 1, 1984, the requirement that nutrition assistance in Puerto Rico be made available in noncash form.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) study the cash food assistance program in Puerto Rico, including assessments of expenditure levels and nutritional adequacy; and (2) report to the appropriate congressional committees by March 1, 1985.

Authorizes six-month minimum and 12-month maximum certification periods to be waived for certain elderly and disabled households.

Authorizes prospective budgeting for households that are exempt or waived from monthly reporting requirements.

Authorizes periodic reporting requirements to be satisfied by in-person interviews, as well as by written forms.

Reduces specified reporting form requirements.

Permits States to use specified sources of information for wage matching in addition to Social Security data.