7 CFR 275.10 - Scope and purpose.

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§ 275.10 Scope and purpose.

(a) As part of the Performance Reporting System, each State agency is responsible for conducting quality control reviews. For SNAP quality control reviews, a sample of households shall be selected from two different categories: Households which are participating in SNAP (called active cases) and households for which participation was denied, suspended or terminated (called negative cases). Reviews shall be conducted on active cases to determine if households are eligible and receiving the correct allotment of food stamps. The determination of whether the household received the correct allotment will be made by comparing the eligibility data gathered during the review against the amount authorized on the master issuance file. Reviews of negative cases shall be conducted to determine whether the State agency's decision to deny, suspend or terminate the household, as of the review date, was correct. Quality control reviews measure the validity of SNAP cases at a given time (the review date) by reviewing against SNAP standards established in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 and the Regulations, taking into account any FNS authorized waivers to deviate from specific regulatory provisions. FNS and the State agency shall analyze findings of the reviews to determine the incidence and dollar amounts of errors, which will determine the State agency's liability for payment errors in accordance with the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, and to plan corrective action to reduce excessive levels of errors for any State agency.

(b) The objectives of quality control reviews are to provide:

(1) A systematic method of measuring the validity of the SNAP caseload;

(2) A basis for determining error rates;

(3) A timely continuous flow of information on which to base corrective action at all levels of administration; and

(4) A basis for establishing State agency liability for errors that exceed the National performance measure.

(c) The review process is the activity necessary to complete reviews and document findings of all cases selected in the sample for quality control reviews. The review process shall consist of:

(1) Case assignment and completion monitoring;

(2) Case reviews;

(3) Supervisory review of completed worksheets and schedules; and

(4) Transmission of completed worksheets and schedules to the State agency for centralized data compilation and analysis.

[Amdt. 149, 44 FR 45893, Aug. 3, 1979, as amended by Amdt. 260, 49 FR 6304, Feb. 17, 1984; 54 FR 7016, Feb. 15, 1989; Amdt. 328, 56 FR 60051, Nov. 27, 1991; Amdt. 373, 64 FR 38294, July 16, 1999; 75 FR 33436, June 11, 2010]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 2011 - Congressional declaration of policy

§ 2012 - Definitions

§ 2012a - Publicly operated community health centers

§ 2013 - Establishment of supplemental nutrition assistance program

§ 2014 - Eligible households

§ 2015 - Eligibility disqualifications

§ 2016 - Issuance and use of program benefits

§ 2017 - Value of allotment

§ 2018 - Approval of retail food stores and wholesale food concerns

§ 2019 - Redemption of program benefits

§ 2020 - Administration

§ 2021 - Civil penalties and disqualification of retail food stores and wholesale food concerns

§ 2022 - Disposition of claims

§ 2023 - Administrative and judicial review; restoration of rights

§ 2024 - Violations and enforcement

§ 2025 - Administrative cost-sharing and quality control

§ 2026 - Research, demonstration, and evaluations

§ 2027 - Appropriations and allotments

§ 2028 - Consolidated block grants for Puerto Rico and American Samoa

§ 2029 - Workfare

§ 2030 - Repealed. Pub. L. 110–234, title IV, § 4115(b)(14), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1108, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title IV, § 4115(b)(14), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1870

§ 2031 - Minnesota Family Investment Project

§ 2032 - Automated data processing and information retrieval systems

§ 2033 - Repealed. Pub. L. 107–171, title IV, § 4124(b), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 326

§ 2034 - Assistance for community food projects

§ 2035 - Simplified supplemental nutrition assistance program

§ 2036 - Availability of commodities for emergency food assistance program

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