by Sean Whaley
Nevada News Bureau

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September 19, 2012
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Audit reveals Welfare Division clients receiving benefits after death

A legislative audit released today says that the state Welfare Division needs to do a better job of identifying when clients receiving benefits have died.

The audit, reviewed today by the Legislative Commission's Audit Subcommittee, found 189 instances of people listed by a separate state agency as having passed away between July 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2009 that were listed by the division as still living.

Legislative auditors tested Electronic Benefits Transfer cards used to provide benefits in 50 of the cases. They found that the division paid more than $11,500 in benefits to 27 of the 50 clients …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 19, 2012 06:40PM Published Sep 19, 2012 06:36PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.