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[87 STAT. 247]
[87 STAT. 247]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1973



PUBLIC LAW 93-86-AUG. 10, 1973

(e) Section 5(c) of the Food Stamp Act of 1964 (7 U.S.C. 2014(c)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "For the purposes of this section, the term 'able-bodied adult person' shall not mclude any narcotics addict or alcoholic who regularly participates, as a resident or nonresident, in any drug addiction or alcoholic treatment and rehabilitation program." (f) Section 10 of the Food Stamp Act of 1964 (7 U.S.C. 2019) is amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(i) Subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary in the regulations pursuant to this Act, members of an eligible household who are narcotics addicts or alcoholics and regularly participate in a drug addiction or alcoholic treatment and rehabilitation program may use coupons issued to them to purchase food prepared for or served to them during the course of such program by a private nonprofit organization or institution which meets requirements (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (h) above. Meals served pursuant to this subsection shall be deemed 'food' for the purposes of this Act." (g) Section 5(b) is amended by inserting the following before the period at the end of the second sentence: ": Provided, That such standards shall take into account payments in kind received from an employer by members of a household, if such payments are in lieu of or supplemental to household income: Provided further, That such payments in kind shall be limited only to housing provided by such employer to such employee and shall be the actual value of such housing but in no event shall such value be considered to be in excess of the sum of $25.00 per month". (h) The fourth sentence of section 5(b) is amended to read as follows: "The Secretary may also establish temporary emergency standards of eligibility for the duration of the emergency, without regard to income and other financial resources, for households that are the victims of a mechanical disaster which disrupts the distribution of coupons, and for households that are victims of a disaster which disrupted commercial channels of food distribution when he determines that such households are in need of temporary food assistance, and that commercial channels of food distribution have again become available to meet the temporary food needs of such households: Provided, That the Secretary shall m the case of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, establish special standards of eligibility and coupon allotment schedules which reflect the average per capita income and cost of obtaining a nutritionally adequate diet in Puerto Rico and the respective territories; except that in no event shall the standards of eligibility or coupon allotment schedules so used exceed those in the fifty States." (i) Section 10(e) is amended by striking out "and (6) " and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(6) issuance of coupon allotments no less often than two times per month; (7) notwithstanding any other provision of law, the institution of procedures under which any household participating in the program shall be entitled, if it so elects, to have the charges, if any, for its coupon allotment deducted from any grant or payment such household may be entitled to receive under title TV of the Social Security Act and have its coupon allotment distributed to it with such grant or payment; and (8) "; and (2) by adding at the end thereof the following: "The State agency is required to submit, prior to January 1, 1974, for approval, a plan of

247 84 Stat. 2050'.

Narcotics addicts or alcoholi c s, meal purchases. 78 Stat. 706; 84 Stat. 2051.

84 Stat. 2049.

Temporary emergency eligibility standards.

84 Stat. 2051.

49 Stat. 627; !1 Stat. 884. 42 USC 601.