Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

The rule entitled Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations was published on August 21, 2013. The ICR for this rule approved the creation of a new information collection, which has been assigned the OMB Control Number 0584-0587. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated ICR on Sept. 23, 2013. This document announces the approval of the ICR.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0070
SNAP – Updated Federal Trafficking Definition

In February, 2013, FNS published final regulations revising the definition of trafficking. It subsequently came to our attention that some states were not clear that upon its effective date, federal law takes precedence and states were expected to implement the new federal trafficking definition.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

FNS is issuing a final rule to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations to allow state agencies to deny a request for a replacement card until contact is made by the household with the state agency, if the requests for replacement cards are determined to be excessive.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0064
SNAP Applications and the Affordable Care Act

As states implement application and process changes for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states look to FNS  for technical assistance on the SNAP application issues and policy compatibility. This memorandum provides regional offices with guidance as they work with states to ensure that online and paper SNAP applications meet federal requirements and are user-friendly, understandable and effective.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Updated Trafficking Definition and SNAP-FDPIR Dual Participation

The Food and Nutrition Service is changing the SNAP regulations pertaining to client benefit use, participation of retail food stores and wholesale food concerns in SNAP, and SNAP client participation in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.