Department of Social Services
Controls Over Certain Local
State Aid ClaimsNew York State's social services are administered by 58
local districts (the 57 counties and New York City), which are overseen by the Department of
Social Services. We examined the administration of services relating to day care, utilities and
housing in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We found certain improvements are needed in the
administration of these services. For example, in Nassau County, the form used to authorize the
services is often incomplete, incorrectly authorized or missing altogether. In Suffolk County, the
receipt of the services is not documented. Because of these internal control weaknesses,
unauthorized services may be provided and payment may be made for services that were not in
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