Do I have to repay my SNAP benefits paid in error?
A) Yes, if you received SNAP benefits that you were not eligible for, or if you were paid more benefits than you were supposed to receive, you may be required to repay the amount that was paid in error. The government has the right to collect the overpaid amount, and if you fail to repay it, your future benefits may be reduced or withheld until the overpayment is repaid. However, if you believe that the overpayment was not your fault or was due to a mistake by the government, you may be able to request a waiver of the overpayment or a repayment plan. It’s important to contact your local SNAP office to discuss your specific situation and determine the best course of action.
Your State agency is required to collect all benefits paid in error. This is the case even if it was their fault you received too many benefits.