H.R.4252 - An act to suspend the noncash benefit requirement for the Puerto Rico nutrition assistance program, to provide States with greater flexibility in the administration of the food stamp program, and for other purposes.98th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Corrada, Baltasar [I-PR-At Large] (Introduced 10/31/1983)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 98-539|
|Latest Action:||12/02/1983 Became Public Law No: 98-204. (All Actions)|
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- Passed Senate
- Resolving Differences
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: H.R.4252 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended)
Passed Senate amended (11/17/1983)
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.