Department of Health and Human Services

"Review of Aid to Families with Dependent Children Overpayment Recoveries by the State of Ohio," (A-05-01-00101)

June 19, 2002

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (604 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


Federal regulations require that states pursue Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) overpayments made prior to October 1, 1996, and make appropriate refunds to the Federal Government. This final report points out that, generally, the State of Ohio had systems in place to identify and collect AFDC overpayments but did not refund to the Federal Government its proportionate share of those collections. In accordance with our recommendations the State agreed to refund $17.2 million, and to improve its recovery policies and procedures to ensure timely reporting and refunding of AFDC overpayment recoveries and modify its automated statewide eligibility system to account for AFDC overpayment recoupments.