ACL 06-14 – Food Stamp Standard Utility Allowance Increase Effective August 1, 2006 (June 2, 2006)

The Standard Utility Allowance is up (21.5%!), to address rising utility costs. This increase is to be treated as a county-initiated mid-quarter change for all cases for the month of August 2006. Technology pulling the cart, the state has allowed counties, if they can’t program their computers fast enough, to implement this change “as soon as is administratively feasible, but no later than with the issuance of the October 2006 allotment.” The state recommends that counties mail a “mass change” notice, but otherwise, to inform recipients by posting info in the offices …. [Download]