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usda_jun2011_RN0584-AD87_assetlimits_0.pdfWoodstock Institute submitted this comment letter in support of the USDA proposed rule to no longer counting tax-preferred retirement accounts and education accounts toward the SNAP eligibility resource limit and request several clarifications. Because there is a wide variety of education savings instruments, with different account statements, Woodstock Institute believes that it may be difficult to identify the tax status of a particular type of account. The Department should issue guidance outlining the process by which eligibility workers may identify an education savings or retirement account that must be excluded under this provision.