Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1988-0016
Rescission of a Portion of PIRS Memo 85-05, Enhanced Funding for Food Stamp Investigations, and Prosecutions.

PIRS (Policy Interpretation Response System) Memo 85-05 deals primarily with funding aspects of state food stamp investigations, as its title indicates.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0071
SNAP - State Agency Liability for Employee Fraud

The increased focus on SNAP integrity has required FNS and the states to review their procedures for responding to integrity issues, specifically a clarification of FNS' responsibility when a state employee is found guilty of fraud while administering the program.

Resource | Direct Final Rule
Direct Final Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing this affirmation of a final rule, without change, of an interim rule that amended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations, to require State agencies to monitor electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card replacement requests and send notices to those clients who have requested four cards within a 12-month period. The State agency shall be exempt from sending this notice if it chooses to exercise the card withholding option, in accordance with SNAP regulations, and sends the first warning notice upon the household's fourth card replacement request.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing a final rule to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or 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 | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Program) regulations at 7 CFR 274.6 to allow state agencies to deny a request for a replacement card until contact is made with the state agency, if the requests for replacement cards are determined to be excessive.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Retailer Integrity, Fraud Reduction and Penalties

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

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.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0039
Questions and Answers on the Quality Control related provisions of the Agricultural Act

Attached are Quality Control related questions and answers pertaining to the Agricultural Act of 2014. The questions cover the application of the 120-day QC hold harmless period, the implementation of the QC tolerance level for small errors, QC standards and performance bonus payments.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0070
Routine Checks with Neighboring States to Prevent Duplicate Participation and Performing Deceased and Prisoner Verification Matches

The purpose of this memo is to address concerns regarding individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who are not eligible, due to dual participation, because they are deceased or because they are incarcerated.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0082
SNAP - 120-Day Quality Control (QC) Variance Exclusion for Section 8 of the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

On Nov. 19, 2009, the Program Development Division issued guidance on how to implement Section 8 of that act requiring state agencies to exclude the $25 a week increased unemployment compensation payments from all calculation of resources and income.