Food Assistance Program Accuracy Rate at Record High
- Category: Detroit
- Published on Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:44
- Written by The Michigan Chronicle
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As lawmakers debate cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) today, a new report shows it has one of the highest accuracy records of any governmental program.
The United States Department of Agriculture reports that for the fiscal year of 2012, the SNAP payment accuracy rate was 96.58 percent – the best on record/highest in the history of the program. In fact, over the last nine years, the payment accuracy rate has continued to increase each year and remain above 94 percent.