Food Stamp Program: Relatively Few Improper Benefits Provided to Individuals in Long-Term Care Facilities

RCED-99-151 Published: Jun 04, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which individuals residing in long-term care facilities are improperly included as members of food stamp households, focusing on: (1) how many individuals were included as members of food stamp households while they were residing in long-term care facilities and the estimated value of the overpayments to those households; and (2) whether computer matching is a practical means for identifying such overpayments.

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