Understand the legal issues.
Understand the Legal Issues
For help understanding and complying with SNAP requirements, and to find answers to frequently asked SNAP-related questions, explore the topics below.
Who Administers Benefits?
First, a market must choose whether it will accept SNAP payments on behalf of vendors and/or rely on vendors to become SNAP authorized.Read more »
Becoming an Authorized Retailer
Explore whether your market is eligible to accept SNAP benefits, the SNAP-authorization application process, and reauthorization requirements.Read more »
Equipment & Payment
Understand how to obtain and use a “point-of-sale” (POS) device to accept SNAP EBT benefits, as well as about market currency and receipt systems.Read more »
Selling SNAP-Eligible Food
Understand which food items SNAP covers, which it excludes, and related vendor training requirements.Read more »
Costs, Accounting & Taxes
Explore the costs of participating in SNAP, opportunities for free POS devices, and key accounting and tax issues.Read more »
Enforcement & Penalties
Learn about how SNAP rules are enforced, possible penalties for rule violations, and best practices for market compliance.Read more »
Incentives & Matching Programs
Learn about the responsibilities markets and vendors assume when they offer incentives to SNAP customers.Read more »
Crescent City Farmers Market, New Orleans, Louisiana
How a market currency system enabled one market to accept SNAP benefits and credit card payments.Read the story