Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Overpayment Collections Made for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services," (A-09-02-00072)

May 2, 2003

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (579 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 overpayments made prior to October 1, 1996, and make appropriate refunds to the Federal Government.  This final report points out that California had not made such refunds for overpayments collected by Los Angeles County (estimated at approximately $24 million federal share).  We recommended a financial adjustment for the $24 million and procedural corrections.  The State generally concurred with our recommendations.