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NCJ Number: 69715 Find in a Library
Title: Colorado Monthly Reporting System - Design and Operations - Summary
Author(s): A M Hershey; R G Williams
Corporate Author: Mathematica Policy Research
United States of America
Editor(s): N L Graham
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Colorado Dept of Social Services
Denver, CO 80203
Mathematica Policy Research
Denver, CO 80203
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20201
Grant Number: 019A-7801-P3031
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper summarizes the essential characteristics of the Colorado Monthly Reporting Experiment and Pre-test (CMREP) as described in the full 'Design and Operations' report.
Abstract: The CMREP was designed to (1) develop administrative procedures and automated support systems to implement mandatory monthly reporting and monthly retrospective accounting in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program, (2) determine the effects of the monthly reporting system on recipient reporting and benefit payments using an experimental design, and (3) assess the impact of the monthly reporting system on administrative activities and costs in an agencywide setting. The system as implemented in Denver and Boulder counties is based on three major concepts: a monthly reporting requirement for AFDC recipients, a monthly retrospective accounting period used in the computation of grants, and a high level of computer processing. Features of the AFDC reporting system detailed in this report include the recipient reporting and payment cycles, recipient reporting forms (including monthly status report, assets report form, and self-employment supplement), processing flow for continuing cases, and continuing case processing. Also described are the notices sent to recipients in the monthly reporting system, such as failure-to file and daily notices, and intake and initial payments processing.
Index Term(s): Colorado; Computer generated reports; Family support; Information Systems and Technology; Summaries; Welfare services
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