SNAP Disqualification Judicial Appeal Process
In the event that you were disqualified from the USDA SNAP program, your filing of a Judicial Appeal is your final option defense in the wake of the disabling of your EBT machine. If you have reached this point, it means you already received and responded to a SNAP Violation Letter and undergone the administrative appeal process at the USDA’s Division of Administrative Review. All that said, this could indeed be your best chance to reverse some of the damage that has already happened to your business because of the allegations that were charged against you, and get back your EBT customers.
Why Retain Our Firm to Get Involved in Your USDA SNAP Case?
We have witnessed in our many years of practice so many grocery store owners who opt to go with local attorneys to handle their USDA SNAP Violation problems. Granted, community attorneys are genuinely interested in helping their local grocers, but the USDA SNAP administrative program is a very specialized, unique and complex segment of the law. Legal counsel who does not have depth of experience in this area may unwittingly make fundamental missteps in your snap matter without understanding how they messed up and without your knowledge.
Counsel at our firm has toiled for years. From the time the United States Congress reauthorized the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2014 to be intimately acquainted with this new legislation so we are able to address all your legal concerns with expertise. Our team of seasoned lawyers have grappled with many federal appeals of USDA SNAP disqualifications and are able to recognize the customary positions and strategies that the USDA uses in court. In addition, our grocery store clients benefit from our impressive track record of accurately anticipating the Department’s techniques and stock arguments, and determining ahead of time where the USDA’s case against them may have a hole in it.
Only a very small group of law firms in the United States are as adept as ours is in navigating USDA SNAP legislation, and of these firms (whose contact information can be easily obtained) our attorneys have the most experience and place the greatest amount of resources into retailer representation by a long stretch.
An Explanation of a USDA SNAP Judicial Appeal
A USDA SNAP Judicial Appeal is a lawsuit that you have the right to file on behalf of your business against the United States Department of Agriculture under 7 CFR §279 and 7 USC §2023 to appeal the Final Determination of the Administrative Review Division that your grocery store should be permanently disqualified from SNAP (most frequently due to trafficking charges). Judicial Appeals operate exactly like other forms of civil litigation. The only differences is the additional complication of having the United States of America as the defendant.
The judicial appeal occurs in three steps:
In the event that the judicial appeal delivers us an unfavorable verdict, a grocery store owner can appeal the verdict to the circuit court of appeals where appellate judges can review the evidence, the decision entered by the judge on the Judicial Appeal and the process through which your EBT privileges were taken away. If the circuit court of appeals disagrees with our position, or if the appellate court chooses to uphold the entire disqualification or suspension, then we can approach the United States Supreme Court for a final stand.
The majority of cases never go even so far as the circuit court of appeals. Nevertheless, our firm aims to properly advise you of all your options throughout our representation in a meaningful and complete way.
How to Hire Us for your snap Judicial Appeal
You should move quickly before your options run out! A matter of days could be all you have until your appeal deadline expires, so hurry up and contact us to set up a consultation at your earliest convenience.
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