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Clarification on the three ways initial SNAP application processing timeliness is measured

The memorandum that follows is intended to clarify the three ways in which the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) measures timeliness of initial Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application processing.  This memorandum does not represent new policy, but seeks to clarify the three existing data collection and monitoring procedures.

Resource | Policy Memos | 17-01
Quality Control Procedural Clarifications and Federal Access to State Systems

In order to ensure efficient and effective Program delivery, this memorandum clarifies existing statutory, regulatory and policy guidance regarding the documentation required for a QC case file, second party reviews, State quality control requests for policy interpretations, and requirements for Federal access to State systems.

Resource | Policy Memos | 16-02
Integrity of the SNAP Quality Control System

This memorandum is intended to clarify existing regulatory and policy guidance to ensure awareness of our shared responsibility to preserve the integrity of SNAP's quality control system, based on findings from recent FNS reviews of State quality control operations. Furthermore, this memorandum establishes new procedures regarding the use of third party consultants to ensure that activities performed under contract are allowable SNAP administrative expenses.

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Performance Bonus (Section 4021) Questions and Answers - Agricultural Act of 2014

Attached are questions and answers pertaining to Section 4021 of the Agricultural Act of 2014. The questions cover the use of performance bonus money for Farmers' Markets bonus bucks and the use of bonus money for contractor fees.

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Quality Control Tolerance Level - FY 2015

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Act) at Section 4019 set the Quality Control (QC) Tolerance Level for excluding small errors at up to $37 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. FNS set the tolerance at $37 for FY 2014. In addition, the Act requires FNS to adjust the tolerance level for future years by the percentage by which the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) is adjusted under Section 3(u)(4) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.

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Quality Control Errors and the Establishment of Claims - Clarification

This memorandum addresses recent questions about our April 15, 2014, memorandum relating to quality control errors and the establishment of claims against Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households.

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Questions and Answers on the Quality Control related provisions of the Agricultural Act

Attached are Quality Control (QC) related questions and answers pertaining to the Agricultural Act of 2014. The questions cover the application of the 120-day QC hold harmless period (Section 4006), the implementation of the QC tolerance level for small errors (Section 40 19), QC standards (Section 4020), and performance bonus payments (Section 4021 ). Please distribute to your State agencies immediately.

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Questions and Answers Concerning Agricultural Act of 2014- $37 QC Tolerance Limit and Medical Marijuana QC Hold Harmless- Q&A #I

Attached are two questions and answers regarding Sections 4005 (Exclusion of Medical Marijuana from Excess Medical Expense Deduction) and 4019 (Tolerance Level for Excluding Small Errors). Please immediately advise your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program state agencies of these questions and answers.

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SNAP - 120-Day Quality Control (QC) Variance Exclusion for Section 8 of the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

On November 19,2009, the Program Development Division issued guidance on how to implement Section 8 of that act requiring State agencies to exclude the $25 a week increased unemployment compensation payments from all calculation of resources and income.

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Clarifications to Program Accountability and Administration Provisions Quality Control: Questions and Answers #1

Attached are questions and answers in response to issues raised by the States, through various discussions, concerning SNAP provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5), which was enacted on February 17, 2009.