Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Overpayment Collections for the Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program by North Dakota," (A-08-02-03001)

January 9, 2002

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (368 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This report provides the results of our review of overpayment collections made for the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program by the North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS).  The objective of our review was to determine whether DHS remitted the Federal share of AFDC overpayment collections to the Federal government after the program was repealed.  The DHS has systems in place to identify, collect, account for, and remit the Federal share of AFDC overpayments.  However, the Federal share of overpayments collected was not remitted quarterly after the program was repealed.  We recommended DHS resume making quarterly payments for the Federal share of AFDC overpayments as required.  The DHS agreed with our findings and recommendation.