Thursday, November 9, 2017

DHHS misspent $13.4M in federal welfare funds but likely won’t face a penalty



The Maine Department of Health and Human Services spent more than $13 million in federal welfare funds unlawfully in 2015 and 2016, but the state is unlikely to face a financial penalty for the misuse.

Maine DHHS spent $13.4 million in federal welfare funds over the course of those two years on services for elderly and disabled Mainers, including in-home care and Meals on Wheels. Federal law, however, requires that states use the money on programs or services for low-income families with children.

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