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 | Legislation
PL 88-525 - Food Stamp Act of 1977

[As Amended Through PL 108–269, July 2, 2004]
To strengthen the agricultural economy; to help to achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative federal-state program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade; and for other purposes.

PL 88-525
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0003
Fraud Policy: 7 CFR 273.16

This memorandum is to reiterate and clarify current policy governing intentional program violations as set forth in the Food Stamp Program regulations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0002
Head of Household as Individual Responsible for Intentional Program Violations

The following memo represents our position on the question of whether the head of household may be held responsible for an IPV when the household member that committed the IPV cannot be determined.