Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual

1142.015.15.05 Trafficking

IM-#40 May 28, 2008,  IM-#142 December 2, 2005

A trafficking claim is established against an EU when the EU has intentionally committed any act that constitutes a violation of the Food Stamp Act, the Food Stamp Program Regulations, or any state statute relating to the use, presentation, transfer, acquisition, or receipt of Food Stamp benefits.

WIU staff advise FSD staff when trafficking of Food Stamp benefits has occurred.

A trafficking claim is entered into CARS as an IPV when WIU notifies the worker of the determination that a trafficking violation has occurred. WIU provides the amount and months of the claim. Program 11, with cause code 91, is entered on the Claim Add (OVTC) screen.