Resource | Notices
Comment Request - SNAP Quality Control Regulations (FNS 275)

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved information collection request.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0069
FY 2020 QC Tolerance Level and Update to FNS Handbook 310

SNAP’s QC system uses a tolerance level to set the threshold for determining which errors are included in the national payment error rate calculation. For FY 2020, the tolerance threshold will remain at $37. For FY 2020, all state agencies shall use $37 as the QC tolerance level for excluding small errors.

QC Policy Memo: 19-04
Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Worksheet for SNAP Quality Control (QC) Reviews (FNS-380)

Form FNS-380 is a SNAP worksheet used to determine eligibility and benefits for households selected for review in the QC sample of active SNAP cases. This form provides a systematic means of aiding the State's Quality Control Reviewer in analyzing the case record, planning and doing field investigation and gathering, comparing, analyzing and evaluating data.  This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0047
Update to FNS Handbook 310 - SNAP QC Review Handbook

Effective for the October 2018 SNAP QC sample month, all reviewers must update their FNS 310 Handbooks to include the updated page changes listed below and shall follow the procedures amending those sections of the FNS 310 Handbook. These updates are the result of comments received, technical amendments, and clarifications to the following areas.

QC Policy Memo: 19-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0040
Update to FNS Handbook 310 - SNAP Quality Control (QC) Review Handbook

Effective for the October 2018 SNAP QC sample month, all reviewers must update their FNS 310 Handbooks to include the updated page changes listed below and shall follow the procedures amending those sections of the FNS 310 Handbook.

QC Policy Memo: 19-01
Resource | Comment Request
Request for Information: SNAP Quality Control Integrity and Modernization

In order to accurately estimate improper payments in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has undertaken significant steps to strengthen its measurement process, the SNAP Quality Control system. Improvements include new training, policy clarifications, procedural improvements, and clarification of existing documentation requirements necessary to substantiate case findings.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0005
SNAP Quality Control Review Handbook - Clarification of Procedures Regarding the Transmission/Release of Case Finding

This memorandum provides clarification of changes made to Section 1240 - Transmission/Release of Active Case Findings to FNS, Data Checking, and Changing Case Findings and Section 13 70 - Transmission of Negative Case Findings to FNS, Data Checking and Changing Case Findings in the October 2017 edition of the FNS Quality Control Review Handbook 310. The Handbook now requires that all case submissions be final. There is no longer a 10 day period following transmission during which States can make changes to released cases. This change will be incorporated in the SNAP Quality Control System effective February 1, 2018.

QC Policy Memo 18-02
Resource | Regulations
PART 283—SNAP Appeals of Quality Control (QC) Claims

The terms as defined in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2011-2032, and in the regulations, standards, instructions or orders issued, shall apply with equal force and effect.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0032
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 FNS measures timeliness of initial Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program application processing.  This memorandum does not represent new policy, but seeks to clarify the three existing data collection and monitoring procedures.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Negative QC Review Schedule, Status of Sample Selection of Completion

State agencies must complete and maintain the FNS-245 for each negative case in their SNAP Quality Control (QC) sample. The FNS-245, Negative Case Action Review Schedule, is designed to collect QC data and serve as the data entry form for negative case action QC reviews in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).