State auditor questions $17 million in payments to caregivers program

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s