Fraud and Benefit Recovery
The Benefit Referral and Recovery Department takes any referrals pertaining to questionable and/or fraudulent activity regarding public assistance cases, including: cash assistance, food assistance, Medicaid and childcare assistance.
Each referral is investigated thoroughly.
There are 2 categories for benefit recovery. They are fraudulent activity, which is intentional and an overpayment, which has been determined by the agency not to be intentional.
After the investigation is completed the Fraud and Benefit Recovery Department will determine whether there was fraudulent activity or simply just an overpayment.
There are 3 different determinations the Fraud and Benefit Recovery Department can make regarding a referral. They are: Intentional Program Violation (IPV), Inadvertent Household Error (IHE), and Agency Error (AE).
If the case is determined to be an Intentional Program violation the case may be referred to the Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution.
You make a referral directly to our agency at 937-644-1010 or at