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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 3 Program Data

Public Benefits Integrity 2015-16, Quarter 3 Program Data
Measure January February March Quarter 3
Total
FY
2015-16 Total
Investigations Completed 1,794 2,074 1,929 5,797 18,262
Criminal Investigations Referred* 502 576 466 1,544 4,868
Investigation Cost Avoidance** $2,246,407 $2,627,117 $2,693,540 $7,567,064 $23,600,381
Benefit Recovery Claims Established $3,410,294 $3,514,197 $4,499,722 $11,424,213 $32,722,004
Benefit Recovery Collections $1,253,500 $3,857,357 $3,855,023 $8,965,880 $16,592,864
Fraud Reward Program Referrals Received 1,560 1,547 1,542 4,649 15,482

*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.