Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Collected Aid to Families with Dependent Children Recoveries in Connecticut," (A-01-01-02509)

July 5, 2002

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (526 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


There are no Federal requirements for States to pursue recovery of Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) assistance correctly paid to recipients. However, some States, including Connecticut, have instituted a requirement that any recipient who subsequently acquired financial resources must use those resources to repay the amount of AFDC assistance received.  This final report points out that Connecticut has recovered such assistance, estimated at $9 million (Federal share) over the period October 1, 1997 to March 31, 2001, but has not refunded this amount to the Federal Government.  Connecticut begin refunding the Federal share of such recoveries for the quarter ended June 30, 2001. We recommended that the State return the $9 million, and continue the process of returning the Federal share of collected AFDC recoveries that was instituted in June 2001.