If you move to Oklahoma from New Mexico, should you be allowed to receive food stamp benefits from both states?
Most Americans would have the same answer to that: no. This is common sense, and yet billions of dollars are spent on food stamp fraud each year—not because there are no laws to prevent this, but because they often go unenforced. The good news is that there is one key way the Trump administration can start correcting this problem right now.
Food stamp program audits reveal that enrollees across the country keep collecting benefits in one state after years of living in a different state—or worse, they collect food stamp benefits in multiple states at the same time.