Issue Brief 17-28
October 3, 2017

The Senate agriculture committee recently held a hearing on error rates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), focusing on problems in the review process that led to inaccurate reporting of payment accuracy rates. Performance bonuses for FY 2016 have been suspended as a result—a potential loss to states of -$48 million—and several states are under investigation by the Department of Justice.