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Representing Food Stamp Claimants in Fraud and Overissuance Cases

By Louisa Nickers, Hunter Labovitz, Carrie M. Lewis & Helen Hershkoff

Although intentional violations of the Food Stamp Program (IPVs) are rare, media coverage of sensational fraud oases has created the perception of rampant abuses. States are aggressively enforcing the Food Stamp Act's antifraud provisions, which leads to infringement of claimant's rights. This article examines the fraud and overissuance recovery process and presents suggestions for addressing problems.

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