Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Monitoring the Services Provided to Pregnant and Parenting Teens (Follow-Up Review)

Teenage public assistance recipients who are either pregnant or parenting must meet certain residency or education requirements in order to remain eligible for public assistance. Compliance with these requirements is to be verified by the local social services districts. In our prior audit report 98-S-76, we examined whether the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) effectively monitored the oversight provided by the local districts. We found that OTDA did not know how many public assistance recipients were pregnant or parenting teenagers, and could not be assured that these teens were meeting their residency and education requirements. We recommended several improvements in the procedures used by OTDA to monitor the status of these public assistance recipients, and in our follow-up review, we found that most of these recommendations had been implemented.

For a complete copy of Report 2002-F-49 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.