Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Ordered to Repay $11.9M in Federal Welfare Funds

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Ordered to Repay $11.9M in Federal Welfare Funds

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Kansas plans to appeal a decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which says the state must repay $11.9 million in federal welfare funds it received, according to Gov. Sam Brownback's administration.

Kansas Department of Administration spokesman John Milburn tells the Lawrence Journal-World that the department was notified in June about the funds related to child support collection administrative costs from fiscal year 2003 through 2010. Milburn says the amount includes overpayment of federal funds and interest.

Federal officials began auditing Kansas and the way it charges its administration fees for child support collection in 2013. At that time, the state was ordered to repay about $2 million in overpayments and interest for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. …

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