Department of Social Services
Emergency Assistance to Families
Program (Follow-Up Review) Under the Emergency Assistance to
Families Program, the Department of Social Services provides financial assistance to needy
families in emergency situations. In our prior audit report 94-S-58, we examined the
procedures used by the Department to ensure that this assistance was provided to eligible
families only. We found that, while procedures had been developed for verifying family
eligibility, these procedures often were not followed. We also identified weaknesses in
Department controls over same-day emergency payments and weaknesses in procedures for
recovering overpayments of emergency assistance. In our follow-up review, we found that
the Department has made progress in implementing the recommendations contained in our
For a complete copy of Report 95-F-46 here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.