To ensure the accuracy of the overpayments that counties collect and report for the CalFresh program, Social Services should create a process to verify on a rotational basis the counties' overpayment collection reports.
In December 2016, CDSS began a series of meetings with the 19 largest counties to discuss and begin to resolve overpayment collection report (Food and Nutrition Services [FNS] 209) issues. CDSS is finalizing the procedures for monitoring and verifying the data reported on the FNS 209 by all 58 counties. This review process will begin before the end of the 2017 calendar year.
A county visit is planned for November 2016 to begin developing the process to include review of the counties' overpayment collection reports in the Income Eligibility and Verification System (IEVS) review in the 2016-17 year cycle.
This is now part of an overall effort to leverage existing divisional program compliance reviews to maximize current staffing resources and reduce disruptions in county operations. This will require the development of a new module to be included as part of the existing county IEVS reviews, in collaboration with CalFresh and the Accounting Branches along with FNS Western Region Office staff.
CDSS is continuing internal discussions to develop the verification process.
CDSS has begun internal discussions to develop the verification process.
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