Rights

Civil Rights Statement for the Food Assistance Program:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits  discrimination against  its customers, employees, and applicants  for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs ,marital status, familial or parental  status, sexual orlentatlon,or all or part  of an Individual's Income Is derived  from any public assistance  program, or protected  genetic Information In employment or In any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
 
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete  the USDA Program  Discrimination Complaint  Form, found online at htto:llwww.ascr usda.qov/complalnt filing  orogram.html  or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request  the form.  You may also write a letter containing  all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed  complaint form or letter to us by mail at:
 
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Director, Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence  Avenue,S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

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FAX to 202-690-7442
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Email to program.intake@usda.gov
 
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing  or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).
 

USDA Is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Appeals and Exceptions:

You have the right to ask an appeal if you disagree with a decision the Department of Humans Services makes.  For information on how to file, visit the Appeals Section pages.

You have the right to ask for an exception to policy for an item or service not otherwise covered by the Department of Human Services.  For information on how to file, visit the Exception to Policy page.