FACT 40 (Rule 5101:4-4-03.3: Resources Excluded by Law)
Food Assistance Change Transmittal No. 40
September 9, 2010
FROM: Douglas E. Lumpkin, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: Rule 5101:4-4-03.3: Resources Excluded by Law

EFFECTIVE September 1, 2010


Food Assistance Transmittal Letter (FATL) 311 was published on July 28, 2010. This FATL included a rule review of rule 5101:4-4-03.3 "Food Assistance: Resources Excluded by Law". The amended rule was published with an effective date of September 1, 2010; however, due to an error in the version of the rule that was used, amended rule 5101:4-4-03.3 will not be effective September 1, 2010. Instead this Food Assistance Change Transmittal (FACT) implements the change to exempt the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund as a resource for the food assistance program as of September 1, 2010 as set forth in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. As of October 1, 2010 this FACT will be obsolete because rule 5101:4-4-03.3 will be effective with this change.

New Policy

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created the "Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund" for certain veterans and the spouses of veterans who

served in the military of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines during

World War II. The compensation fund offers one time payments of up to $15,000 to eligible persons. These payments are an exempt resource for the Food Assistance Program.