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Issues with Application Materials Submission Instructions

On October 6, 2017, we issued a memo regarding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applicants and households who are sending certification materials to the USDA instead of the appropriate SNAP state agency for processing. At the time, SNAP state agencies were reminded to review the clarity of their applications and certification material submission instructions to identify areas where they can be made more user-friendly. However, USDA continues to receive large volumes of misdirected SNAP applications.