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

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing a final rule to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or 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-2013-0050
OIG Hotline Information on WIC Food Instruments

As part of our continued efforts to further enhance integrity in the WIC Program and pursuant to the Senate Explanatory Statement regarding the Consolidated Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 P.L. 113-6, we are encouraging all WIC State agencies to add the Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General hotline website to all WIC food instruments (WIC checks, vouchers, and electronic benefit transfer cards) or their accompanying folders or sleeves.

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