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State auditor questions $17 million in payments to caregivers program

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moneyOLYMPIA — The state Auditor’s Office has released a new report that shows caregivers involved in the “Supported Living Program” of the Department of Social and Health Services, were overpaid a half-million dollars last year.

The audit also found the state of Washington made $11.3 million in questionable payments and $5.5 million in unauthorized payments.

About 3,700 Washingtonians receive services under the program from caregivers who assist them with maintaining their homes, preparing meals, taking medications, and paying bills.

To read the full report, click here:  Washington State Auditor’s Office Performance Audit.

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