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Public Benefits Integrity
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
|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.