Ops Memo 2014-21: TAFDC, EAEDC and SNAP – New York State Match OBSOLETE


Obsoleted by Operations Memo 2014-21A

The Department’s Program Integrity unit currently matches with the Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) on a quarterly basis to identify any clients in Massachusetts that are or were receiving assistance at the same time in another state. The PARIS match is not verified upon receipt and requires that any states identified as possibly providing a client duplicate assistance be contacted and the information be verified for accuracy.

In an ongoing effort to enhance program integrity, the Department has begun directly matching with the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) on a monthly basis.

The New York State Match is considered verified upon receipt, enabling the Department to act immediately on the data. This match is intended to prevent instances of duplicate assistance.

Effective with BEACON Build 46.1, which took place on February 10, 2014, a new Match group was created in the Match History tab for the New York State Match. 

Purpose of Memo
The purpose of this Operations Memo is to:

  • inform staff of the New York State Match interface capabilities available to the Department;
  • explain the match interfacing process automated for active cases;
  • advise TAO staff about a new match tab in BEACON for pending clients; and
  • provide instructions for processing the New York State Match for pending cases. 
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