AG DePasquale: “When a person receiving benefits dies, the benefits should stop. Period.”

AG DePasquale: “When a person receiving benefits dies, the benefits should stop. Period.”

At a press conference Thursday morning, Auditor General DePasquale said that the Department of Human Services (DHS) should stop putting public assistance benefits on ACCESS cards that belong to people who have died. 

DePasqaule found in his latest audit that, during a 12-month period, DHS had paid public assistance benefits to over 2,000 card holders who had passed away. 

He stated that he is working to "make sure we can better protect taxpayers and make sure that the people who need assistance are the ones getting it."

Thursday, September 29, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis

Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis

The Wolf administration announced on Monday the implementation of an additional 25 Centers of Excellence (COE) locations throughout the state, which are expected to be up-and-running by January 1. 

COE’s offer treatment for those with opioid-related substance use disorder.

“Adding the 25 new locations brings the total number of COEs to 45,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “The department’s goal is to provide all Pennsylvanians with treatment that addresses not only their substance use disorder but also the underlying physical and behavioral health issues that often are at the root of their addiction.”
Monday, August 29, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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