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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0070

SNAP – Updated Federal Trafficking Definition

In February, 2013, FNS published final regulations revising the definition of trafficking. It subsequently came to our attention that some states were not clear that upon its effective date, federal law takes precedence and states were expected to implement the new federal trafficking definition.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

FNS is issuing a final rule to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations to allow state agencies to deny a request for a replacement card until contact is made by the household with the state agency, if the requests for replacement cards are determined to be excessive.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0050

OIG Hotline Information on WIC Food Instruments

We are encouraging all WIC state agencies to add the Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General hotline website to all WIC food instruments (WIC checks, vouchers, and electronic benefit transfer cards) or their accompanying folders or sleeves.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2013-4
Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: FSP Retailer Integrity, Fraud Reduction and Penalties

The purpose of this proposed rule is to implement the Food Stamp Program retailer provisions included in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, as well as the retailer provision included in the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act.