List of state EBT contacts.
Retailer important reminder: only accept SNAP benefits for allowable items.
Any firm may request administrative and judicial review, if it is aggrieved by any of the actions described in SNAP regulations. The Administrative Review Branch ensures that FNS follows the provisions of the Food and Nutrition Act, SNAP regulations, and agency retailer policy, and that the agency's administrative actions are equitable and consistent.
Retailer Important Reminder:
SNAP customers must use their SNAP EBT benefits to buy SNAP eligible foods or drinks.
At this time, only certain states are operating with online purchasing capabilities. FNS is working with other states interested in expanding online purchasing.
The attachment is guidance for retailers or entities that partner with retailers to offer incentives to SNAP households at SNAP authorized firms. As required under Section 2008 of the 2018 Farm Bill, this document provides guidance to SNAP authorized stores on incentives and the process on how authorized stores can seek approval from FNS to offer incentives to encourage SNAP participants to purchase healthier food items.
This memorandum defines heated foods, hot foods, and cold prepared foods in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailer eligibility determinations. Only staple food products are counted toward a firm’s eligibility to participate in SNAP. Heated foods, hot foods, and cold prepared foods are not considered staple foods, and are not counted when determining if a firm meets Criterion A or Criterion B to be eligible to participate in SNAP as an authorized retail food store.
Section 9 of the Food and Nutrition Act provides the Secretary with the authority to consider the business integrity and reputation of retailers who apply or are currently authorized to redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits when determining the retailers’ qualifications to participate in SNAP.