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Ops Memo 2013-39A: External Data Match: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) electronic Disqualified Recipient System (eDRS)


In a continuing effort to improve program integrity and reduce the possibility of payment error, the Department will begin using the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) electronic Disqualified Recipient System (eDRS). eDRS is a national internet-based system developed and administered by FNS that contains records of SNAP clients who have been disqualified in each state for Intentional Program Violations (IPVs). Individual states are responsible for adding, modifying and removing records from the system.

Purpose of Memo
The purpose of the memo is to: 

  • advise TAO staff of the eDRS database match now available to the Department;
  • explain the role of the Fraud Investigation and Data Match (FIDM) unit in the processing of these cases;
  • explain case manager responsibilities when processing cases containing disqualified individuals; and
  • advise staff of the availability of two new actuate reports.

Obsolete Memo
This Operations Memo obsoletes Operations Memo 2013-39: External Agency Match: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) electronic Disqualified Recipient System.


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