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What does FSSA stand for
Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance (FSSA) Program
Why will the FSSA be made avialable
FSSA allotment shall be made available to supplement the basic allowance for subsistence (BAS) of a Service member.
May any rank participate in the FSSA
Any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty and receiving full or partial BAS may participate
What is Eligibility Based on
based on the "household size and "income" of a Service member.
If the income of a Service
member, together with the income of the rest of the household is within
what percent of the poverty line that the member is entitled to FSSA.
is within 130 percent of the poverty line the member is entitled to FSSA.
How many people living in a House has to be dependents before you can be eligible.
At least one person in the household of a Service member shall be a
military dependent for that Service member to be eligible for the FSSA Program.
Is the program manditory
Program is voluntary
Can a member in Non-pay status be eligible
When in a non-pay status member is not eligible during that period
The FSSA Program increases the BAS, which is intended to do what
to remove the member from eligibility for benefits under the USDA Food Stamp Program.
How often is the FSSA entitlement collected. How much will you get
1 a month
The monthly FSSA entitlement is not to exceed $500
If eligible for the FSSA for less than 1 month, the payment will be
prorated at a rate of 1/30th of 1 month
If a Service member is not receiving food stamps, or does not qualify for food stamps, is it possible that the Service member still may qualify for the FSSA Program?
it is possible that the Service member still may qualify for the FSSA Program. Due to differences in legislation governing the FSSA Program and the USDA Food Stamp Program, it is possible that a Service member who is receiving food stamps may not
qualify for the FSSA Program.
When is certification effective
Initial certification is effective as of the date of official receipt
of the application by the certifying office
During participation in the FSSA Program, any increases in
household income of 100 dollars or more per month or any decrease in the size of that
household must be reported within how many days to the certifying official.
reported within 30 days to the certifying official.
Can eligibility of WIC services be affected if FSSA income is collected.
The FSSA income may affect participation of programs for which eligibility is based on income, such as subsidized school lunch programs; the Women, Infant and Children Program; day care programs; and earned
income tax credit (EITC).
If the Service member participates in the USDA Food Stamp
Program, does the FSSA income have to be reported to the USDA Food Stamp Program Office?
Yes, the FSSA income shall be reported to the USDA Food Stamp Program Office.
Receipt of a FSSA payment either may render the household of a Service member ineligible for food stamps or may reduce the amount of the food stamp benefit.
If no changes occur in pay how often must you re-certify
An annual re-certification shall be conducted February 1 of each year.