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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0053
Treatment of Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

This memorandum provides guidance to states on how to treat MLR rebates received by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0049
Letter to Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook Inc.

Sale or offer to sell SNAP benefits on Facebook.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0047
Letter to Mr. Buckmaster, CEO, Craiglist

This letter is to follow-up on our earlier correspondence, dated Aug. 17, 2011, in which we requested that Craigslist post a notice regarding the illegality of selling SNAP benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.

Resource | Policy
Medical Deductions—Medical Marijuana and Other Illegal Substances

This memorandum is to reaffirm FNS policy regarding the SNAP medical deduction and medicinal marijuana. Due to the increase in the number of states with laws that permit the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, FNS is now reaffirming its long standing policy that a household may not utilize the SNAP medical deduction for the cost of any substance considered illegal under federal law.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0023
Letter to Mr. Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter Inc.

Request for assistance on the sale or offer to sell of SNAP benefits in public and online.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0048
Letter to Mr. John Donahoe, CEO, eBay Inc.

This letter is to follow-up on conversations the USDA Office of General Counsel had with your legal team in 2010, in which we requested that eBay post a notice regarding the illegality of selling SNAP benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0002
Cumulative PRWORA Q&As on Food Stamp Fraud, Disqualifications, and Recipient Claims

This file contains answers to questions to provisions of PRWORA generally concerned with intentional program violation (fraud)-related disqualifications and food stamp recipient claims.