3. The HRA Investigators don’t necessarily do the due diligence to find out whether you were eligible on a month to month basis. They summarize your financial situation and make a determination whether you are eligible or ineligible. In actuality, you very well may be eligible for the majority of a year and only ineligible for a couple of week or months. This will affect the claim amount substantially.

4. Just because you failed to disclose an interest in a piece of real property, or put down the income of all members of the household doesn’t men you intentionally committed Food Stamp fraud. To bring a successful civil case or criminal case they would have to prove the elements of fraud.

5. You absolutely have the right to have counsel advise you every step of the way in this process. At no point do you have to speak to a Food Stamp fraud investigator.