As a result of widespread public interest in the fed. response to hurricanes Katrina a Rita, an audit was conducted of the Individuals a Households Program (IHP). FEMA provided $2, 000 in IHP payments to affected households via its Expedited Assistance (EA) program. Victims who received EA may qualify for up to $26, 200 in IHP assistance. As of 12/05, IHP payments totaled $5.4 billion, with $2.3 billion provided in the form of EA. These payments were made via checks, electronic fund transfers, a a small no. of debit cards. This report provides the results to date related to whether controls are in place a operating effectively: to limit EA to qualified applicants, a that there weren't duplicate EA payments. Charts a tables.3 million) 3.6% - Transportation ($1 .4 million) 3.6% - Furniture (S1 .4 million) Source: GAO analysis of JP Morgan Chase debit card transactions. We found that in isolated instances, debit cards were used to purchase goods and services that anbsp;...
|Title||:||Expedited Assistance for Victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita|
|Author||:||Gregory D. Kutz|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2006-05-01|