ABSTRACT

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Disseminating Information on Successful Use of Data Analytics Could Help States Manage Fraud Risks, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This report examines (1) the extent to which SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] households in selected states made out-of-state purchases that may indicate potential fraud, (2) the advantages and challenges selected states have experienced in using data analytics to identify potential fraud, and (3) how FNS [Food and Nutrition Service] has assisted states in implementing leading practices for data analytics. GAO [Food and Nutrition Service] analyzed fiscal year 2017 data on SNAP purchases for North Dakota, Washington, and the District of Columbia, which had large percentages of non-border out-of-state purchases and interviewed FNS officials and officials in these states as well as in Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Wisconsin about their use of data analytics compared with leading practices."

Report Number:
GAO-19-115
Publisher:
Date:
2018-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations