Resource | Infographics
What is an Improper Payment

SNAP's measure of improper payments is not a measure of fraud. In fact, the vast majority of improper payments are due to unintentional errors.

Resource | Data
State Options Report

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) periodically surveys state agencies administering SNAP about certain options to determine which options are in use. The results of these surveys have been compiled into the State Options Reports linked below. These reports are not a comprehensive reflection of all policy and administrative options available to states.

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FY 2015 Measurement Issues
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
SNAP Quality Control Reviews Worksheet

Worksheet for SNAP Quality Control Reviews  

Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
The Extent of Trafficking in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: 2012–2014

Trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits occurs when SNAP recipients sell their benefits for cash to food retailers, often at a discount. Although trafficking does not increase costs to the Federal Government, it is a diversion of program benefits from their intended purpose of helping low-income families access a nutritious diet. This report, the latest in a series of periodic analyses, provides estimates of the extent of trafficking during the period 2012 through 2014.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
State Target Areas for Management Evaluations
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National Target Areas for Management Evaluations
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Recognizing States for Exceptional Nutrition Assistance Service
Resource | Policy Memos
Clarification on the three ways initial SNAP application processing timeliness is measured

The memorandum that follows is intended to clarify the three ways in which the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) measures timeliness of initial Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application processing.  This memorandum does not represent new policy, but seeks to clarify the three existing data collection and monitoring procedures.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Enhancing Completion Rates for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control Reviews

National completion rates for SNAP QC reviews have generally declined since peak levels in the 1980s, and State-level completion rates vary widely. This study examines the factors contributing to incomplete reviews of cases and describes best practices associated with high SNAP QC completion rates.