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Optimal thresholds in the collection of food stamp program claims


Author:
Maxfield, Myles.
Year:
1996
Subject:
Food stamps -- United States, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, cost analysis, mathematical models, and United States
Abstract:
Presents a model of the optimal level and position of the Food Stamp Program threshold for processing claims against clients. A claim results from an overissuance of food stamps to a client, who is obliged to refund the value of the overissuance to the state food stamp agency. After the FSA detects an overissuance and establishes the overissuance as a claim, it undertakes a sequence of activities designed to collect the claim while at the same time protecting the client's rights. This is referred to as the claims collection process.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
Collection:
USDA publications