(This Policy Directive Replaces PB #07-91-OPE, PD #06-28-ELI, PB #05-128-OPE, PB #05-76-OPE, PB #05-44-OPE, PB #05-25-OPE, PD #01-59-ELI and PD #00-74)
New FS COLA * new thrifty food plan amounts, deductions etc.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its cost-of-living adjustments for the FS Program, which will become effective October 1, 2007. These adjustments will affect the following standards:
• FS standard deduction
• Excess shelter maximum and standard deduction amounts
• FS table amounts for the 130% Gross Income Test and 165% Gross Income Test
• Net income eligibility levels
• Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) FS benefit amounts