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Analysis of Verification Summary Data SY 2008-09

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This report summarizes the results of the school year (SY) 2008-09 application verification process for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). Each year, local educational agencies (LEAs) review a sample of applications that they approved for free or reduced-price school meal benefits at the start of the school year.

Households do not provide documentation of income or participation in means-tested public assistance programs at the time they submit applications for school meal benefits. However, if selected for verification, households must submit such documentation to maintain their free or reduced-price certifications.

Households whose benefits are to be reduced or terminated as a result of the verification process are given an opportunity to appeal. In addition, households may reapply for benefits at any time.

Page updated: October 04, 2023