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Assessment of States' Use of Computer Matching Protocols in SNAP

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Assessing/Improving Operations
Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
Program Access
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As required by federal law, state SNAP agencies verify financial and non-financial information by matching SNAP applicant and participant information to various national and state data sources to ensure they meet the program’s eligibility criteria. Data matching is an important tool for ensuring program integrity and benefit accuracy. However,  information on states’ data matching practices and protocols is limited. This study was undertaken to address this knowledge gap.

Page updated: November 24, 2021