Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Oklahoma Department of Human Services' Systems and Procedures for Recovering and Refunding Overpayments Made Under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program," (A-06-02-00029)

July 17, 2002

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.53 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final report points out that from April 1, 1997 through March 31, 2002 a total of $2.4 million ($1.6 million Federal Share) in AFDC overpayments had been recovered by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS).  We recommended that OKDHS refund $1.6 million to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in accordance with Federal requirements and that they refund the Federal share of subsequent AFDC recoveries to ACF in the form of a check at least quarterly.  The OKDHS concurred.  The OKDHS also enclosed a copy of the check written to ACF to refund the $1.6 million in overpayments and a worksheet detailing its calculations.  The OKDHS stated it will calculate the same for future periods, refund the Federal share on a quarterly basis and adjust any Federal reports.