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PUBLIC LAW 97-000—MMMM. DD, 1982

96 STAT. 776

PUBLIC LAW 97-253—SEPT. 8, 1982 preceding sentence, a State agency may use a standard utility allowance in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Secretary, except that a State agency may use an allowance which does not fluctuate within a year to reflect seasonal variations. An allowance for a heating or cooling expense may not be used for a household that does not incur a heating or cooling expense, as the case may be, or does incur a heating or cooling expense but is located in a public housing unit which has central utility meters and charges households, with regard to such expense, only for excess utility costs. No such allowance may be used for a household that shares such expense with, and lives with, another individual not participating in the food stamp program, another household participating in the food stamp program, or both, unless the allowance is prorated between the household and the other individual, household, or both.". (b) Subclause (B) of the last sentence of section 5(e) (7 U.S.C. 2014(e)) is amended by striking out "preceding sentence" and inserting in lieu thereof "fourth sentence of this subsection". MIGRANT FARMWORKERS

95 Stat. 360.

SEC. 150. The last sentence of section 5(0(4) (7 U.S.C. 2014(f)(4)) is amended by inserting after "subsection" the following: "(except the provisions of paragraph (2)(A))". FINANCIAL RESOURCES

SEC. 151. The second sentence of section 5(g) (7 U.S.C. 2014(g)) is amended by— (1) striking out "June 1, 1977" and inserting in lieu thereof "June 1, 1982"; (2) striking out "and" after "vacation purposes,"; and (3) inserting after "$4,500," the following: "and, regardless of whether there is a penalty for early withdrawal, any savings or retirement accounts (including individual accounts),'. STUDIES

SEC. 152. (a) The second sentence of section 5(g) (7 U.S.C. 2014(g)) is amended by— (1) striking out "(1)"; and (2) striking out ", and (2)" and all that follows through the end of the sentence and inserting in lieu thereof a period. (b) Section 8(a) (7 U.S.C. 2017(a)) is amended by striking out the S6COIl(i S6tli^6nC6

(c) Subsection's (d) and (e) of section 17 (7 U.S.C. 2026 (d) and (e)) are repealed. CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY

SEC. 153. Section 5 (7 U.S.C. 2014) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(j) Notwithstanding subsections (a) through (i), a State agency may consider a household in which all members of the household receive benefits under a State plan approved under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and whose income does not exceed the applicable income standard of eligibility