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Public Benefits Integrity

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The Office of Public Benefits Integrity helps ensure the integrity of the Public Assistance programs by combating waste, fraud and abuse, thereby safeguarding programs that help individuals and families reach economic self-sufficiency.

2015-16, Quarter 1 Program Data

Public Benefits Integrity 2015-16, Quarter 1 Program Data
Measure July August September Quarter 1
Total
FY
2015-16 Total
Investigations Completed 2,112 2,001 2,201 6,314 6,314
Criminal Investigations Referred* 556 562 602 1,720 1,720
Investigation Cost Avoidance** $2,644,651 $2,646,591 $2,741,835 $8,033,077 $8,033,077
Benefit Recovery Claims Established $3,199,107 $3,196,927 $3,549,115 $9,945,149 $9,945,149
Benefit Recovery Collections $860,148 $1,345,182 $1,259,834 $3,465,164 $3,465,164
Fraud Reward Program Referrals Received 2,099 2,260 2,044 6,403 6,403

*Referred to Department of Financial Services, Division Public Assistance Fraud

**Cost Avoidance means Federal and/or State funds (taxpayer money) prevented from being issued improperly or fraudulently.