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

Date: 
10/10/2014
Author: 
DTA

Overview

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 began 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. 

With BEACON Build 46.1, effective February 10, 2014, a new Match group was created in the Match History tab for the New York State Match. This information became accessible via the Program Integrity (PI) checklist with the June 16, 2014 Build 46.3. 

Purpose of Memo

This Operations Memo is a reissuance of Operations Memo 2014-21 to advise staff of changes to the NY State Match process as a result of implementation of the PI checklist functionality in BEACON and: 
 

  • describes the New York State Match interface capabilities available to the Department; 
  • explains how match data is accessible to Department staff; 
  • explains the automated match interfacing process for active cases; and 
  • provides instructions for processing the New York State Match for pending cases. 

Obsoletes Operations Memo 2014-21

 

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