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Information on this page refers to the Nutrition Assistance program Information on this page refers to the Cash Assistance program
This subject includes information about the penalties that result from actions or statements leading to an intentional program violation.
Policy
The participant and the authorized representative are subject to state and federal penalties when a statement or action results in either Nutrition Assistance Trafficking(g)) or an Intentional Program Violation(g). Penalties include but are not limited to all of the following:
Criminal prosecution
Fines
Imprisonment
Disqualification from program participation
For NA and CA, an IPV occurs when a participant intentionally makes false or misleading statements or misrepresents, conceals, or withholds facts for any of the following reasons:
Establishing or maintaining eligibility for benefits.
Causing an increase in benefits.
Preventing a reduction in benefits.
Under ConstructionThis section is under construction. For more details about IPV penalties, see Administrative Disqualification Procedures, Determination of an IPV, NA Disqualification Penalties, and CA Disqualification Penalties.
Legal Authorities
7 CFR 273.2(a)(1)
7 CFR 273.2(e)(1)
45 CFR 206.10(a)(2)(i)
last revised 04/11/2022