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Overpayment claim definition

A SNAP overpayment occurs when a household receives more food benefits than it is entitled to receive or when benefits are being trafficked.

Who is responsible for repaying an established overpayment claim?

  • Every adult receiving food benefits on the case when the overpayment or benefit trafficking occurred
  • A person connected to the household (an authorized representative or other individual) when the person trafficked benefits or caused the overpayment
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