Snap Violations

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Disqualification for an Intentional Program Violation (IPV)

An Intentional Program Violation (IPV) is any action taken by a client for the purpose of establishing or maintaining SNAP eligibility or for increasing or preventing a reduction in the benefit amount which is committed knowingly, willfully, and/or with deceitful intent.

Disqualification for Receipt of Multiple SNAP Benefits

Clients found by the Department or convicted by a federal, state or local court of having made a fraudulent statement or representation with respect to identity or place of residence to receive multiple benefits simultaneously under SNAP are ineligible for SNAP benefits for ten years.

Disqualification for Trading SNAP Benefits

A client found guilty by a federal, state or local court of trading (buying or selling) SNAP benefits for a controlled substance is ineligible for SNAP benefits for two years for the first finding, and permanently for the second finding.

A client found guilty by a federal, state or local court of trading (buying or selling) SNAP benefits for firearms, ammunition or explosives is ineligible for SNAP benefits permanently.

A client found guilty by a federal, state or local court of trading (buying or selling) SNAP benefits having a value of $500 or more is ineligible for SNAP benefits permanently.

Disqualification of Fleeing Felons

A client who is fleeing to avoid prosecution, custody or confinement after conviction of a felony under the laws of the place from which the individual is fleeing or is violating a condition of probation or parole is ineligible for SNAP benefits. This policy is currently pending clarification by USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

Disqualification for Voluntary Quit

If a client subject to SNAP Employment and Training requirements is found to have voluntarily quit a job without good cause at application, the entire household is ineligible for SNAP benefits for three months for the first finding, six months for the second finding and twelve months for the third finding.

If the client is found to have voluntarily quit a job without good cause while participating in the program, the client is ineligible for SNAP benefits for three months for the first finding, six months for the second finding and twelve months for the third finding.

If the client found to have voluntarily quit a job without good cause while participating in the program for a third time is the head of household, in addition to the client being ineligible for SNAP benefits for twelve months, the entire household is ineligible for SNAP benefits for six months.

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