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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, abuse, and reduce misspent dollars thereby safeguarding those programs assisting needy individuals and families reach economic self-sufficiency.

2015-16, Quarter 2 Program Data

Public Benefits Integrity 2015-16, Quarter 2 Program Data
Measure October November December Quarter 2
Total
FY
2015-16 Total
Investigations Completed 2,551 1,732 1,868 6,151 12,465
Criminal Investigations Referred* 628 449 527 1604 3,324
Investigation Cost Avoidance** $3,088,611 $2,540,790 $2,370,839 $8,000,240 $16,033,317
Benefit Recovery Claims Established $3,943,738 $3,500,883 $3,908,021 $11,352,642 $21,297,791
Benefit Recovery Collections $1,524,715 $1,425,612 $1,211,493 $4,161,820 $7,626,984
Fraud Reward Program Referrals Received 1,582 1,415 1,433 4,430 10,833

*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.