The final rule, titled “Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),” made several changes to requirements for stores that want to accept SNAP benefits as a form of payment. These changes support healthy lifestyles for SNAP recipients while maintaining recipients’ access to food.
Implementation of the final rule incorporates the requirements of Sec. 765 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, and was completed on Jan. 17, 2018. For current information on SNAP retailer standards, please visit Is my store eligible?
- Clarification of Proposed Rule and Extension of Comment Period (Issued April 5, 2016)