Magazine article Policy & Practice

Food Stamp Payment Accuracy Rate and Program Integrity Record Improves for Fourth Year

Magazine article Policy & Practice

Food Stamp Payment Accuracy Rate and Program Integrity Record Improves for Fourth Year

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has again improved its payment accuracy and program integrity record to another record level. The national average level of program payment accuracy for FY 2010 was 96.19 percent, the fourth consecutive year SNAP has achieved a historically high rate. USDA notes that this improvement represents a reduction of $356 million in incorrect payments. USDA provides monetary incentives to the seven states with the best payment accuracy rates and the three states with the most improved payment accuracy, while $6 million is awarded among the four states with the lowest negative error rates and the most improved negative error rates. For the second straight year, states collectively have improved their negative error rates (a measure of denials, terminations, and suspensions). Two states, Texas and Illinois, are being recognized for both best payment accuracy rates and most improved accuracy rates. …

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