Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 601]
Repeal food stamp regulations and replace with a comprehensive new regulation
Action 1902
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to repeal three regulations and promulgate a new regulation for determining eligibility and benefit level for the Food Stamp Program. The new regulation will establish calculation methods for determining monthly income, require use of a standard amount for telephone expenses, and establish a process for administrative hearings to determine when intentional acts have been committed. Regulations 22 VAC 40-20, 22 VAC 40-540, and 22 VAC 40-600 will be repealed and provisions incorporated into the proposed regulation, 22 VAC 40-601.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 22 VAC 40-601 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  22 VAC 40 - 20 Food Stamp Program - Income Conversion Method
  22 VAC 40 - 540 Allowance of Telephone Costs in the Food Stamp Program
  22 VAC 40 - 600 Food Stamp Program Administrative Disqualification Hearings
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000858]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3429 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/25/2006.
3686 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/03/2006.
3941 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/01/2007.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Celestine Jackson  / Program Specialist
Address: Division of Benefit Programs
7 North 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7376    FAX: (804)726-7356    TDD: (800)828-1120