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Food Stamp EBT Systems and Program- Eligible vs. Non-Eligible Food Items: Report to Congress

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Research type
Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
Report to Congress
SNAP Benefit Use
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PDF Icon Final Report (181.56 KB)

This report explores the feasibility and potential cost of enabling EBT systems to differentiate between program-eligible and ineligible items. It considers the cost of upgrading systems in stores that now have scanners and the cost of installing new systems in stores without scanners. The report also examines the potential for the purchase of ineligible items even with the introduction of new technological controls.

Page updated: December 15, 2021