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—The Daily Collegian Wednesday, July 6, 1977
Id 1977 United Feature Syndicate Inc
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Ineligible families receive gov't checks
Welfare payment error rate high
WASHINGTON (UPI) Nearly one in
four welfare families are ineligible or
improperly paid despite government
efforts to reduce errors, the Department
of Health, Education and Welfare said
There was a 23.3 per cent "error rate"
in the nation's largest welfare program,
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
(AFDC), for the six months ending last
Dec. 31, a HEW report said. The rate
was 26 per cent for all welfare cases a
During the period ending last
December, HEW said, 798,600 of the 3.4
million families getting welfare aid were
ineligible or were paid incorrectly.
HEW has said previously that welfare
Jury deliberates in nurses' trial
' DETROIT (UPI) A federal jury
held its first evening deliberations
yesterday as two Filipino nurses, ac
cused , of poisoning Veterans
Administration hospital patients, grew
more anxious each hour that the jurors
failed to reach a verdict.
Defense attorney Laurence Burgess
said Filipina Narciso, 31, and Leonora
Perez, 33, were having a "difficult ;
time." The nine women and three men
jurors began their deliberation seven
days ago in the U.S. District Court trial.
"They (the defendants) are doing as
well as can be expected," Burgess said.
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An International luncheon will be held The HOPS Lesbian Collective meets'
by FSHA 330 in the Maple Room _ Collegian notes 8:30 tonight in the Women's Resource
cafeteria tomorrow 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 Center
"Introduction to the Baha'i Faith," at 8 An introductory lecture on Trans-
The Free U course "The Seabrook in 309 Boucke and "Creative Silliness," cendental Meditation will be given 8
Confrontation" will hold an en- 8:30 in 319 Boucke. . tonight in 18 Sparks.
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agencies or social workers make 51 per
cent of the errors and recipients the rest.
How much represents actual cheating
never has been determined, but fraud
prosecutions represent less than 1 per
cent of all cases.
The report said 5.3 per cent of the 11.2
million AFDC recipients were ineligible,
13.1 per cent were overpaid and 4.9 per
cent were underpaid.
The District of Columbia' had the
highept proportions both of ineligibles,
15.3 per cent, and overpaid recipients,
23.2 per cent. Indiana had the lowest
percentage of ineligible recipients, 0.9,
and Nevada the lowest percentage of
overpaid recipients, 1.9. •
Delaware had the most underpaid
"But the long wait is creating anxiety for
them and everyone. Nobody knows what
the length of the deliberations means."
The jurors took an extended lunch
break away from their hot, steamy, jury
room. Another two-hour break gave
them a leisurely dinner.
It was not known if the night session
indicated an imminent verdict or was
just an attempt to speed up the jury's
The women faced eight counts in the
poisoning of patients at the Ann Arbor
Veterans Administration Hospital in
July and August, 1975. Injections of
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recipients, with 18.4 per cent, and
Nevada the fewest with 0.6 per cent.
Money spent improperly because of
errors in the $lO billion a year program
fell from $457.5 million to $423.4 million
during the same period.
The federal share of AFDC spending
averages 55 per cent with states making
up the difference.
"The result of three full years of
federal and state efforts to reduce
welfare errors has been a 48.5 per cent
cut in payment error rates and a cost
reduction of $1.4 billion," HEW said.
HEW's original goal in the "quality,
control" effort undertaken Jan. 1, 1974,
was to reduce welfare errors to no more
than 13 per cent of all cases by July 1975.
Pavulon, a powerful muscle relaxant,
were blamed for 52 sudden breathing
failures at the hospital during that time,
12 of them fatal.
Most officials and observers had
expected a verdict in three or four days.
There was no indication what was
causing the delay.
Prosecutors in the case said the long
deliberations probably were due to the
overwhelming amount of evidence in the
three-month trial. Jurors were forced to
review 6,500 pages of transcripts' from
100 witnesses and 58 exhibits.
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