Food Stamps Quality Control Reviews

The findings of Food Stamp-QC reviews are reported monthly to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A monthly sub-sample of Food Stamp cases reviewed by QC is re-reviewed by Federal QC reviewers. The objectives of Food Stamp-QC reviews are to determine error rates and provide information on which to base corrective action at all levels of administration. The error rates are used as basis for determining eligibility for enhanced funding (when the state's error rate falls below 5.9 percent) and liability for fiscal sanction (when the state's error rate exceeds the national average).