Households must repay all SNAP benefit overpayment claims regardless of the reason for the overpayment. AFS BIR staff initiates collection efforts against all adult household members included in the SNAP benefits during the overpayment time.
AFS BIR staff may initiate collection efforts on two separate households for the same claim.
Staff may use any repayment option available to collect the overpayment claim from any adult –
- Who was in the household at the time of the overpayment and who is not currently a member of a household undergoing allotment reduction
- Connected to the household, such as an authorized representative or other individual when the person trafficked benefits or caused the overpayment