In the event that you happen to receive permanent SNAP reversal penalization, you don’t necessarily have to resign to permanent SNAP inaccessibility. There have been many retailers with decades of participation in the industry that received a permanent snap reversal penalty for one reason or another, but with the right level of proactive action diligence, it is very well possible to have this penalty reversed.
The following are also the most important things to keep in mind to make sure that you always have the best chance of going through with the permanent disqualification process effectively.
Potential reasons for permanent disqualification
The USDA may present a SNAP violation charging letter for a number of different potential infractions. One of the most common reasons for a permanent SNAP reversal to be decided as a penalty is the alleged theft of SNAP benefits.
If a grocer is found to have provided any third party with a large or small amount of cash to receive SNAP benefits that it otherwise isn’t entitled to, this can be seen as merit to present the brochure with a violation charging letter for a permanent SNAP reversal. In additon to “stolen” SNAP benefits, another type of violation that could be seen as cause for permanent SNAP reversal could be the documentation of any sale of unauthorized items in exchange for payment in the form of something such as EBT funds.
To stand the best chance at reversing any SNAP reversal charges brought against you, you will want to make sure that you build up as compelling and clear of the case as possible to work against the allegations that SNAP benefits were knowingly gained through illicit means.
Collect information proactively
The first and most important measure that you should take to act against any permanent SNAP reversal charges brought up against you should begin before you even have the charging letter. Make sure to meticulously document each and every one of the operations that occur as part of your daily business.
The more accurate that your records are for each and every exchange of funds for goods and services in your business, the less likely it will be that any inaccurate information will be used to substantiate any charging letters submitted under false pretenses.
Get in contact with a dependable attorney
After making sure to effectively document all of the information regarding each and every transaction was conducted under the business’s name, it is essential to make sure that you employ the help of a reputable attorney. The more preemptively that you can get in contact with a reputable attorney to retain after receiving notice of a disqualification, the better the chance that you will have at getting a successful reversal.
If you can provide your attorney with all the detailed information that you collected regarding the business that your establishment has conducted, they’ll have all leverage that they need in order to develop a comprehensive brief. The attorney’s appellate brief can certify the absence of whatever allegations were brought up against your business to serve as a merit for the charging letter in the first place.
Even if you are as thorough as possible in the information collection process to build a strong reversal case, the competence of your legal representation will certainly count for a lot. Make sure to invest the proper amount of time in vetting prospective attorneys to identify those who have the most satisfying level of experience and case law reference to draw from.
In the best case scenario, your attorney can help the department that brought up the poorly founded charges against you in the first place identify weaknesses in their own information-collection process; ideally, this could turn out to be a mutually beneficial affair for everybody involved.