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Proposed Rule: Revision of SNAP Categorical Eligibility

In July 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)”. This action closes a loophole that allows states to make participants in certain programs “categorically eligible” to participate in SNAP.

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Application Processing Timeliness - FY2011 and FY2012

Application Processing Timeliness for FY 2011 and FY 2012. 

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Regulatory Reform at a Glance Proposed Rule: SNAP Requirements for ABAWDs

In December 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents”. This action supports the Agency’s commitment to self-sufficiency by more broadly applying SNAP’s work-related program standards for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

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Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Fact Sheet for New Retailers

-- How do people use SNAP benefits to buy food in my store?
-- How do I get POS equipment for my store?
-- If I am eligible and choose the State-supplied POS device, when will I get my equipment?
-- Who can I call if I have other questions?

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SNAP Fraud Framework Fact Sheet

States have long served as incubators for testing strategies to help prevent program fraud. Based on an FNS partnership with 10 states, the SNAP Fraud Framework combines innovations in the use of analytics with concepts and practices from industry in order to more effectively detect potential fraud and improve administration and oversight.

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Fact Sheet: SNAP Payment Error Rate

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) quality control (QC) system measures payment error, or improper payments. Improper payments are overpayments and underpayments to SNAP participants that occur when the state:
-- Certifies someone who is not eligible, or
-- Calculates the benefit amount incorrectly such that the individual receives too much or too little benefits.
The QC system is not a measure of fraud.

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Excluded Retirement Accounts
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SNAP State Directors
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