Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual

1142.090.00 Interstate Claims

IM-65 July 12, 2023; IM-142 December 2, 2005

The state where the overpayment occurred has the first opportunity and responsibility to collect on a claim. However, if that state is unable to recover the overpayment, the state where the household is currently residing may initiate action to collect the overpayment. Missouri can establish a claim and collect for overpayments, which occurred in another state. Other states may contact Missouri to determine if the household currently resides in Missouri and if the household is currently receiving SNAP benefits. The other state may request that we recover the overpayment. If another state notifies a county office of an outstanding debt, the information is sent to the Claims and Restitution Unit at

If Missouri discovers a household has moved to another state, we can request the other state to initiate or continue collection on our unpaid claim. Copies of the material in the case file relating to the claim may be sent to the other state. Notify the Claims and Restitution Unit. Claims and Restitution staff will contact the other state regarding transferring the outstanding claim balance for collection.