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Accuracy of SFA Processing of School Lunch Applications – Regional Office Review of Applications 2005

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Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
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PDF Icon Final Report (40.18 KB)

This is the first of a series of annual reports which will assess the administrative error associated with school food authorities’ (SFAs) approval of applications for free and reduced-price school meals. More than 95 percent of students who were approved for benefits on the basis of an application were receiving correct benefits, based on the information in the application files. In school year 2004/05, 3.5 percent of all students who submitted an application for free/reduced-price meal benefits had an administrative error in the processing of their applications (4.2 percent if categorically eligible students are excluded).

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