Amendment #1 to H.3556

DTA Audit

Representatives O'Connell of Taunton, Diehl of Whitman and Kuros of Uxbridge move that the bill be amended by adding the following section:-

“SECTION 4. The office of the state auditor shall perform an audit within the department of transitional assistance for the period of January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013, to ensure that the department is in compliance with procedures, rules and regulations. The audit shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following information:

(i) verification of social security numbers required prior to a benefit being awarded;

(ii) verification that self-declarations are not being accepted as proof of eligibility;

(iii) the number of replacement cards issued; and

(iv) out of-state usage of EBT cards.

This audit shall be completed on or before April 1, 2014.”