UCOWF is committed to strengthening integrity in various public assistance programs that are fundamental to our social safety net. These taxpayer-funded programs need everyone’s effort to preserve the precious dollars appropriated by the government to operate programs such as Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as Food Stamps), Subsidized Childcare, Low-income and Subsidized Housing, and Temporary Cash Assistance, to name a few.
Our efforts go beyond the work our members do in their states and counties. As an organization, UCOWF contributes to strengthening public assistance program integrity by maintaining close ties with our federal program partners and providing them our advice or position on pertinent issues and proposed changes to the way these programs are operated.
Read on to learn about our most recent initiatives to strengthen integrity through coordination with our federal partners.
Through our Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, and in close alliance with the National Association of State Welfare Fraud Directors, UCOWF has recently recommended changes to improve program integrity. The following links are correspondence UCOWF has sent to our federal partners in response to a solicitation for our comments or proposed changes posted for public comment:
UCOWF Response to Proposed Changes in Defining the term, Fleeing Felons
UCOWF Response to Proposed Changes in restricting activities that convert SNAP benefits into cash
UCOWF Comments regarding Recommended Changes to Simplified Reporting Rules in the SNAP program