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TANF-ACF-IM-1997-02 (AFDC Quality Control Active Payment Error Rate Tables and Negative Case Action Error Rate Table for Fiscal Year 1994)

Published: March 5, 1997
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Data Collection and Reporting
Types:
Information Memoranda (IM)
Tags:
AFDC Quality Control Active Payment Error Rate Tables

TO:

STATE AGENCIES ADMINISTERING APPROVED PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PLANS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

SUBJECT:

AFDC Quality Control Active Payment Error Rate Tables and Negative Case Action Error Rate Table for Fiscal Year 1994--INFORMATION.

CONTENT:

This memorandum transmits the AFDC Quality Control (QC) active payment error rate tables and the negative case actions error rate table for Fiscal Year (FY) 1994. The national FY '94 overpayment error rate is 6.11 percent, a 0.5 percent increase from the 6.08 percent error rate attained in FY '93. A State-by-State comparison of the FY '94 overpayment error rates with the FY '93 error rates shows that 17 States decreased their error rates and 37 States increased their error rates. In addition to the overpayment error rates, the tables list the standard errors for FY '94 payment error rates and the amount of Federal and State misspent funds in FY '94 nationally and by State. The national underpayment error rate for FY '94 is 1.14 percent, a 22 percent increase from FY '93. The national negative case action rate for FY '94 is 2.93 percent, a 21 percent decrease from FY '93.

States will be individually notified of their AFDC-QC error rates for FY '94. This notice will include the information used to calculate these error rates. We plan to suspend the formal disallowance notification process for States above the national average and subject to a disallowance for the year pending resolution of State appeals of the FY '91 disallowances before the Departmental Appeals Board.

ATTACHMENTS:

AFDC Quality Control Payment Error Rate Tables

AFDC Quality Control Negative Case Action Error Rate Table

 

/s/
____________________________
Lavinia Limon
Director
Office of Family Assistance

 


Attachments

 

PAYMENT ERROR RATES

IN FISCAL YEARS 1993 AND 1994,

STANDARD ERRORS AND THE AMOUNT OF ERRONEOUS EXPENDITURES

IN FISCAL YEAR 1994

 

 

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       FISCAL       FISCAL                    FEDERAL AND STATE

                       YEAR         YEAR       STANDARD     AMOUNT OF ERRONEOUS

   STATE           1993         1994         ERROR         EXPENDITURES

                         RATE         RATE         1994       IN FISCAL YEAR 1994

             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

      U.S. TOTAL... A/   6.08         6.11         0.23        $1,382,460,790

      ALABAMA.........   4.55         4.93         0.72             4,535,010

      ALASKA..........   2.39         3.75         0.84             4,215,234

      ARIZONA.........   7.50         8.12         0.79            21,459,292

      ARKANSAS........   6.05         4.59         0.88             2,632,240

      CALIFORNIA......   5.05         4.95         0.70           301,104,742

      COLORADO........   6.30         6.94         1.14            10,850,922

      CONNECTICUT.....   5.39         4.32         0.52            17,064,790

      DELAWARE........   8.95         9.91         1.74             3,924,487

      DIST. OF COL....   6.75         8.34         1.26            10,469,998

      FLORIDA.........  13.95        14.41         0.89           116,149,872

      GEORGIA.........   5.91         6.73         0.75            28,788,860

      GUAM............   8.10        11.27         1.72             1,359,536

      HAWAII..........   2.41         2.52         0.63             4,115,017

      IDAHO...........   4.19         6.94         1.28             2,099,497

      ILLINOIS........   5.43         5.30         0.56            48,389,732

      INDIANA.........   9.59        11.89         0.85            27,125,837

      IOWA............   6.25         7.46         1.04            12,570,664

      KANSAS..........   5.43         5.41         0.78             6,623,194

      KENTUCKY........   4.25         4.59         0.44             9,092,492

      LOUISIANA.......   7.70         5.92         0.62             9,942,873

 

      MAINE...........   4.52         6.82         0.86             7,326,926

      MARYLAND........   8.82        10.28         0.90            32,116,351

      MASSACHUSETTS...   2.89         2.95         0.32            21,509,892

      MICHIGAN........   4.74         4.57         0.52            51,730,598

      MINNESOTA.......   2.89         4.12         0.52            15,567,334

      MISSISSIPPI.....   6.75         7.53         0.74             6,157,571

      MISSOURI........   7.53         7.27         0.72            20,721,554

      MONTANA.........   4.27         4.55         1.14             2,224,286

      NEBRASKA........   5.71         5.85         0.74             3,559,521

      NEVADA..........   5.90         9.14         1.59             4,395,580

 

      NEW HAMPSHIRE...   6.85         7.07         1.16             4,377,268

      NEW JERSEY......   4.68         5.61         0.69            29,808,372

      NEW MEXICO......   5.26         3.97         0.71             5,624,548

      NEW YORK........   6.95         7.20         0.70           199,406,924

      NORTH CAROLINA..   6.26         5.14         0.66            18,116,404

      NORTH DAKOTA....   3.91         5.46         1.56             1,383,609

      OHIO............   8.55         9.06         0.87            91,642,826

      OKLAHOMA........   4.19         5.27         0.79             8,675,441

      OREGON..........   4.44         5.77         1.05            11,351,455

      PENNSYLVANIA....   5.85         5.28         0.74            49,302,561

 

      PUERTO RICO.....   5.92         5.87         0.51             4,342,406

      RHODE ISLAND....   1.62         4.03         0.74             5,477,241

      SOUTH CAROLINA..   6.03         6.28         0.65             7,233,436

      SOUTH DAKOTA....   0.65         2.99         0.46               731,485

      TENNESSEE.......  10.52         7.84         0.79            16,871,311

      TEXAS...........  10.57         6.55         1.14            35,672,176

      UTAH............   3.51         2.83         0.59             2,171,394

      VERMONT.........   1.92         3.30         1.08             2,140,546

      VIRGIN ISLANDS..   2.63         3.00         1.06               103,640

      VIRGINIA........   6.37         6.16         0.84            15,521,900

 

      WASHINGTON......   6.21         5.09         0.43            31,024,870

      WEST VIRGINIA...   8.48         9.55         0.99            12,015,731

      WISCONSIN.......   4.17         4.84         0.63            20,417,922

      WYOMING.........   3.14         5.74         1.14             1,223,422

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

      A/ WEIGHTED AVERAGE.

      ACF/OFA                                                        03/03/97

 

.                                            AFDC QUALITY CONTROL

                                             PAYMENT ERROR RATES

                                        IN FISCAL YEARS 1993 AND 1994,

                                        RANKING OF THE 1994 ERROR RATE,

                           STANDARD ERRORS, AND THE AMOUNT OF ERRONEOUS EXPENDITURES

                                             IN FISCAL YEAR 1994

     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        FISCAL       FISCAL        FISCAL                        FEDERAL AND STATE

                         YEAR         YEAR          YEAR         STANDARD       AMOUNT OF ERRONEOUS

    STATE           1993         1994          1994          ERROR            EXPENDITURES

                         RATE         RATE          RANK           1994         IN FISCAL YEAR 1994

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      U.S. TOTAL... A/   6.08         6.11           .             0.23          $1,382,460,790

 

      HAWAII..........   2.41         2.52           1             0.63               4,115,017

      UTAH............   3.51         2.83           2             0.59               2,171,394

      MASSACHUSETTS...   2.89         2.95           3             0.32              21,509,892

      SOUTH DAKOTA....   0.65         2.99           4             0.46                 731,485

      VIRGIN ISLANDS..   2.63         3.00           5             1.06                 103,640

      VERMONT.........   1.92         3.30           6             1.08               2,140,546

      ALASKA..........   2.39         3.75           7             0.84               4,215,234

      NEW MEXICO......   5.26         3.97           8             0.71               5,624,548

      RHODE ISLAND....   1.62         4.03           9             0.74               5,477,241

      MINNESOTA.......   2.89         4.12          10             0.52              15,567,334

 

      CONNECTICUT.....   5.39         4.32          11             0.52              17,064,790

      MONTANA.........   4.27         4.55          12             1.14               2,224,286

      MICHIGAN........   4.74         4.57          13             0.52              51,730,598

      KENTUCKY........   4.25         4.59          14             0.44               9,092,492

      ARKANSAS........   6.05         4.59          15             0.88               2,632,240

      WISCONSIN.......   4.17         4.84          16             0.63              20,417,922

      ALABAMA.........   4.55         4.93          17             0.72               4,535,010

      CALIFORNIA......   5.05         4.95          18             0.70             301,104,742

      WASHINGTON......   6.21         5.09          19             0.43              31,024,870

      NORTH CAROLINA..   6.26         5.14          20             0.66              18,116,404

 

      OKLAHOMA........   4.19         5.27          21             0.79               8,675,441

      PENNSYLVANIA....   5.85         5.28          22             0.74              49,302,561

      ILLINOIS........   5.43         5.30          23             0.56              48,389,732

      KANSAS..........   5.43         5.41          24             0.78               6,623,194

      NORTH DAKOTA....   3.91         5.46          25             1.56               1,383,609

      NEW JERSEY......   4.68         5.61          26             0.69              29,808,372

      WYOMING.........   3.14         5.74          27             1.14               1,223,422

      OREGON..........   4.44         5.77          28             1.05              11,351,455

      NEBRASKA........   5.71         5.85          29             0.74               3,559,521

      PUERTO RICO.....   5.92         5.87          30             0.51               4,342,406

 

      LOUISIANA.......   7.70         5.92          31             0.62               9,942,873

      VIRGINIA........   6.37         6.16          32             0.84              15,521,900

      SOUTH CAROLINA..   6.03         6.28          33             0.65               7,233,436

      TEXAS...........  10.57         6.55          34             1.14              35,672,176

      GEORGIA.........   5.91         6.73          35             0.75              28,788,860

      MAINE...........   4.52         6.82          36             0.86               7,326,926

      IDAHO...........   4.19         6.94          37             1.28               2,099,497

      COLORADO........   6.30         6.94          38             1.14              10,850,922

      NEW HAMPSHIRE...   6.85         7.07          39             1.16               4,377,268

      NEW YORK........   6.95         7.20          40             0.70             199,406,924

 

      MISSOURI........   7.53         7.27          41             0.72              20,721,554

      IOWA............   6.25         7.46          42             1.04              12,570,664

      MISSISSIPPI.....   6.75         7.53          43             0.74               6,157,571

      TENNESSEE.......  10.52         7.84          44             0.79              16,871,311

      ARIZONA.........   7.50         8.12          45             0.79              21,459,292

      DIST. OF COL....   6.75         8.34          46             1.26              10,469,998

      OHIO............   8.55         9.06          47             0.87              91,642,826

      NEVADA..........   5.90         9.14          48             1.59               4,395,580

      WEST VIRGINIA...   8.48         9.55          49             0.99              12,015,731

      DELAWARE........   8.95         9.91          50             1.74               3,924,487

 

      MARYLAND........   8.82        10.28          51             0.90              32,116,351

      GUAM............   8.10        11.27          52             1.72               1,359,536

      INDIANA.........   9.59        11.89          53             0.85              27,125,837

      FLORIDA.........  13.95        14.41          54             0.89             116,149,872

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      A/ WEIGHTED AVERAGE.

      ACF/OFA                                                                          03/03/97

 

   .                            AFDC QUALITY CONTROL

                          UNDERPAYMENT ERROR RATES

                     IN FISCAL YEARS 1992, 1993 AND 1994,

                   AND THE 1994 UNDERPAYMENT STANDARD ERROR

      ------------------------------------------------------------------

                        FISCAL       FISCAL       FISCAL

                         YEAR         YEAR         YEAR         1994

    STATE           1992         1993         1994       STANDARD

                         RATE         RATE         RATE        ERROR

      ------------------------------------------------------------------

      U.S. TOTAL... A/   0.83         0.93         1.14         0.08

 

      ALABAMA.........   0.51         0.68         0.67         0.21

      ALASKA..........   0.50         0.11         0.86         0.37

      ARIZONA.........   0.96         1.20         1.26         0.21

      ARKANSAS........   1.08         0.48         1.09         0.40

      CALIFORNIA......   0.65         1.11         1.26         0.23

      COLORADO........   0.44         0.20         0.52         0.19

      CONNECTICUT.....   0.31         0.46         0.42         0.09

      DELAWARE........   0.89         0.55         0.93         0.24

      DIST. OF COL....   0.75         0.58         0.49         0.19

      FLORIDA.........   1.33         1.31         1.55         0.25

 

      GEORGIA.........   2.14         1.05         1.43         0.29

      GUAM............   1.97         2.29         2.17         0.32

      HAWAII..........   0.26         0.36         0.11         0.04

      IDAHO...........   1.05         1.06         0.86         0.33

      ILLINOIS........   0.63         0.47         0.42         0.11

      INDIANA.........   0.59         0.84         0.46         0.15

      IOWA............   0.71         0.60         0.68         0.22

      KANSAS..........   0.40         0.66         0.48         0.21

      KENTUCKY........   0.57         0.69         0.92         0.08

      LOUISIANA.......   0.91         1.01         0.80         0.17

 

      MAINE...........   0.47         0.37         0.78         0.20

      MARYLAND........   0.32         0.95         0.72         0.21

      MASSACHUSETTS...   0.37         0.39         0.27         0.10

      MICHIGAN........   0.43         0.79         0.58         0.11

      MINNESOTA.......   0.43         0.45         0.21         0.06

      MISSISSIPPI.....   0.79         0.64         0.72         0.11

      MISSOURI........   0.10         0.66         0.85         0.28

      MONTANA.........   0.52         0.27         0.39         0.37

      NEBRASKA........   0.56         0.68         0.93         0.40

      NEVADA..........   0.33         0.57         0.77         0.13

 

      NEW HAMPSHIRE...   0.36         1.00         0.78         0.34

      NEW JERSEY......   0.32         0.51         0.43         0.11

      NEW MEXICO......   0.81         1.09         0.54         0.20

      NEW YORK........   1.91         1.80         2.97         0.36

      NORTH CAROLINA..   0.71         0.94         0.59         0.14

      NORTH DAKOTA....   0.44         0.12         0.51         0.35

      OHIO............   0.65         0.55         0.70         0.15

      OKLAHOMA........   0.45         0.97         0.77         0.26

      OREGON..........   0.40         0.46         0.27         0.07

      PENNSYLVANIA....   0.62         0.41         1.00         0.30

 

      PUERTO RICO.....   1.09         0.81         0.75         0.16

      RHODE ISLAND....   0.09         0.12         0.38         0.11

      SOUTH CAROLINA..   0.82         1.33         1.71         0.34

      SOUTH DAKOTA....   0.72         0.44         1.72         0.63

      TENNESSEE.......   1.28         1.02         0.59         0.22

      TEXAS...........   1.56         1.16         1.17         0.32

      UTAH............   0.45         0.38         0.96         0.27

      VERMONT.........   0.36         0.18         0.16         0.05

      VIRGIN ISLANDS..   0.32         0.25         1.38         0.40

      VIRGINIA........   0.70         0.44         0.60         0.20

 

      WASHINGTON......   0.62         0.20         0.28         0.14

      WEST VIRGINIA...   0.55         0.72         1.03         0.34

      WISCONSIN.......   0.61         1.35         0.96         0.21

      WYOMING.........   0.72         0.94         1.05         0.21

      ------------------------------------------------------------------

      A/ WEIGHTED AVERAGE.

      ACF/OFA                                               03/03/97

 

 

                                           AFDC QUALITY CONTROL

                                 NEGATIVE CASE ACTIONS-CASE ERROR RATES AND

                                 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF INCORRECT DENIALS AND

                                        TERMINATIONS OF ASSISTANCE

                                             FISCAL YEAR 1994

       ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                         ³        CASE ERROR RATES    ³TOTAL NUMBER OF INCORRECT ACTIONS

                                         ³----------------------------³-----------------------------------

                           TOTAL NUMBER  ³                ADV.NOTICE/ ³                  ADV.NOTICE/

          STATE                 OF              ³     ELIGIBILITY     HEARING    ³     ELIGIBILITY        HEARING

                           CASE ACTIONS  ³  REQUIREMENTS  REQUIREMENTS³ REQUIREMENTS     REQUIREMENTS

                                         ³                    ONLY    ³                      ONLY

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      UNITED STATES A/      5,323,250           1.33          1.60          70,549          85,409

 

      ALABAMA.........         49,674           0.60          0.00             296               0

      ALASKA..........         14,399           0.55          0.55              79              79

      ARIZONA.........        114,376           1.32          1.32           1,505           1,505

      ARKANSAS........         42,818           1.40          1.05             601             451

      CALIFORNIA......        955,090           1.36          1.59          13,024          15,195

      COLORADO........         70,280           0.81          0.81             567             567

      CONNECTICUT.....         36,276           0.00          0.00               0               0

      DELAWARE........         11,156           0.00          0.54               0              60

      DIST. OF COL....          9,866           0.00          8.46               0             834

      FLORIDA.........        516,877           0.73          4.68           3,765          24,203

 

      GEORGIA.........        128,078           2.42          1.06           3,100           1,356

      GUAM............          1,160           1.92          2.88              22              33

      HAWAII..........         15,645           1.46          3.40             228             532

      IDAHO...........         21,588           1.56          2.08             337             450

      ILLINOIS........        175,583           1.18          0.17           2,076             297

      INDIANA.........         90,420           0.34          4.09             308           3,697

      IOWA............         23,984           2.89          0.00             694               0

      KANSAS..........         24,407           1.10          1.10             268             268

      KENTUCKY........         54,543           1.03          2.76             564           1,505

      LOUISIANA.......         76,994           0.71          0.71             546             546

 

      MAINE...........         17,614           2.34          0.00             412               0

      MARYLAND........         39,588           0.00          2.81               0           1,113

      MASSACHUSETTS...         66,399           0.24          0.47             157             314

      MICHIGAN........        202,075           2.76          1.04           5,584           2,094

      MINNESOTA.......         73,737           0.00          2.25               0           1,660

      MISSISSIPPI.....         35,066           3.27          1.09           1,148             383

      MISSOURI........         71,981           3.04          0.76           2,187             547

      MONTANA.........         19,468           0.43          3.02              84             587

      NEBRASKA........          6,387           0.00          0.00               0               0

      NEVADA..........         22,808           0.84          0.00             191               0

 

      NEW HAMPSHIRE...         14,156           0.57          0.00              80               0

      NEW JERSEY......         72,000           0.24          0.98             176             702

      NEW MEXICO......         47,173           6.36          0.42           2,998             200

      NEW YORK........        259,237           0.92          0.23           2,376             594

      NORTH CAROLINA..         99,483           0.43          0.22             433             216

      NORTH DAKOTA....          9,858           0.00          0.00               0               0

      OHIO............        329,460           0.97          0.00           3,195               0

      OKLAHOMA........         56,168           0.00          0.00               0               0

      OREGON..........         40,769           1.79          2.51             731           1,023

      PENNSYLVANIA....        136,205           2.00          4.41           2,730           6,005

 

      PUERTO RICO.....         26,140           1.17          3.13             306             817

      RHODE ISLAND....         13,854           0.00          1.65               0             228

      SOUTH CAROLINA..         60,370           4.39          6.73           2,648           4,060

      SOUTH DAKOTA....          8,310           1.09          0.54              90              45

      TENNESSEE.......        358,691           0.60          0.00           2,167               0

      TEXAS...........        442,806           1.71          1.95           7,560           8,640

      UTAH............         25,264           4.95          0.45           1,252             114

      VERMONT.........         12,701           0.56          1.12              71             142

      VIRGIN ISLANDS..            612           0.00          0.00               0               0

      VIRGINIA........         83,642           3.84          1.92           3,209           1,605

 

      WASHINGTON......        114,277           1.70          1.70           1,943           1,943

      WEST VIRGINIA...         29,565           0.45          2.70             133             799

      WISCONSIN.......         84,431           0.84          0.00             708               0

      WYOMING.........          9,741           0.00          0.00               0               0

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 A/ WEIGHTED AVERAGE. ACF/OFA 03/03/97