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340:50-15-26. Reporting incidences of abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Revised 9-15-16

In addition to submitting overpayments involving suspected household fraud, the worker is also responsible for submitting any incidence of reported abuse on the part of any person or a participating food store.Other incidences of reported fraud are submitted by memorandum to the Adult and Family Services (AFS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

(1) In the memorandum, the worker outlines the complaint in sufficient detail to facilitate a follow-up investigation.Further action is not taken by local county office staff pending investigation, and suspected ineligibles continue to participate in SNAP during the investigation.

(2) AFS SNAP staff refers the complaint to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for investigation and determination of whether to pursue administrative and/or court action against the household.

(3) In addition, OIG staff, on behalf of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Director, may refer instances of misrepresentation or fraudulent acts on the part of a participating merchant to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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