To ensure the accuracy and consistency of the information on welfare fraud activities that counties report and that Social Services subsequently reports to the federal government, the Legislature, and internal users, Social Services should perform more diligent reviews of the counties' investigation activity reports to verify the accuracy of the information submitted.
Attached are the completed Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and Income Eligibility and Verification System (IEVS) review manuals that will be used to ensure consistency on IEVS and SIU reviews.
A draft of the SIU and IEVS formal procedures was revised to incorporate peer review edits and comments and is currently undergoing final review. The IEVS and SIU manuals are both comprehensive tools that have taken an extensive amount of time to develop and review. Additionally, to ensure that the manuals are helpful, CDSS staff will be using them on current and upcoming IEVS and SIU reviews over the next three months.
A draft of the Income Eligibility and Verification System and Special Investigations Unit formal procedures is undergoing peer review.
Draft of the Income Eligibility and Verification System and Special Investigations Unit formal procedures is in progress. The draft will include the validation of the DPA 266 and corrective actions.
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