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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Cash Assistance Payments Under the Refugee Resettlement Program in Florida," (A-04-96-00104)

April 21, 1998

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (985 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final audit report estimates that the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) overpaid refugees $1.9 million in cash assistance after the refugees' period of eligibility for such assistance had expired. The overpayments occurred because the DCF did not have edits in its computerized payment system to identify and automatically terminate assistance to refugees whose eligibility period had ended. In addition to a financial adjustment for $1.9 million, we recommended that DCF implement edits in its computer system to preclude this problem.