Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Families First Overpayments and Underpayments

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POLICY STATEMENT

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Title IV-A, Section 402 (a) (22) of the Social Security Act and federal regulations 45 CFR 233.20 (a) (13) require prompt recovery of overpayments and correction of underpayments.  TCA 14-8-120 provides for criminal penalty against individuals who fraudulently receive Families First benefits to which they are not entitled.

 

The Department of Human Services must correctly determine eligibility for Families First benefits and provide the correct grant to each assistance unit.

 

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