Thompson, Stabenow, Boozman, Scott Joint Statement on SNAP Payment Error Rates
Washington, June 30, 2023
Following the release of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) fiscal year 2022 payment error rates for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson, Ranking Member David Scott, Senator John Boozman, and Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement:
"The pandemic caused new challenges for USDA and states alike, who took measures to ensure access to SNAP. However, the national error rate as reported today is unacceptable and threatens the integrity of the program. We urge governors and administrators to promptly establish corrective action plans and continue to work with USDA to address the root causes of these errors to improve their program operations, remain accountable to the taxpayer, and most importantly, ensure that benefits are targeted to the people who are the most in need."