About SNAP Quality Control (QC) data

The SNAP Quality Control data are an edited version of the raw data file generated by SNAP’s QC System, which is composed of monthly case reviews conducted by State SNAP agencies. The SNAP QC data contain detailed demographic, economic, and SNAP eligibility information for a nationally representative sample of SNAP participants. The data, produced annually, are well suited for tabulating characteristics of SNAP participants.

This site provides access to the public use version of the SNAP QC data in SAS, Stata, SPSS, and CSV formats, as well as the accompanying technical documentation and replicate weights.

SNAP Quality Control Data

Access the most recent fiscal year data file, or browse all data files from fiscal year 1996 to the present.

Note: The FY 2022 SNAP QC database incorporates a minor revision made after the completion of the FY 2022 Characteristics of SNAP Households report. As such, tables generated from this datafile may not exactly match those in the report. Because the COVID-19 public health emergency affected SNAP QC data collection throughout most of FY 2021, the FY 2021 SNAP QC database includes data for only July 2021 through September 2021. See the 2021 SNAP QC Technical Documentation for more information.