GAO: $460 million food stamp benefits went to households ineligible under federal limitsSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 15:36
GAO: $460 million food stamp benefits went to households ineligible under federal limits
Published: 12:20 PM 08/03/2012
By Caroline May
The Government Accountability Office has identified $460 million dollars in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamp, benefits that went to households with incomes over the federal SNAP eligibility limits.
The recently released report explains that for fiscal year 2010, states which have expanded eligibility for SNAP through broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) made 473,000 additional households eligible SNAP benefits, resulting in an estimated $38 million a month in extra costs, or $460 million in total.