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Welfare Program Integrity

Performing Data Cross-Checks

Weekly data cross-checks for eligibility—using readily available claimant information, such as residency and death records—in programs like food stamps and Medicaid will save states money on improper payments and help preserve resources for the truly needy.

Increasing Administrative Accuracy

Without accuracy in how programs are administered, the end result is predictable: Ineligible people remain on the rolls as more are added, thereby straining state budgets. In addition to regular data cross-checks, states should reject the use of self-attested information and schedule annual audits.

Our Welfare Reform Experts
Jonathan Bain

Senior Research Fellow

Jonathan Ingram

Vice President of Policy and Research

Sam Adolphsen

Policy Director

Scott Centorino

Deputy Policy Director

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