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2016-17, Quarter 1 Program Data

Public Benefits Integrity 2016-17, Quarter 1 Program Data
Measure July August September Quarter 1
Total
FY
2016-17 Total
Investigations Completed 1,826 2,087 2,077 5,990 5,990
Criminal Investigations Referred* 367 452 414 1,233 1,233
ACCESS Integrity Cost Avoidance** $2,790,972 $3,795,923 $3,610,181 $10,197,076 $10,197,076
Benefit Recovery Claims Established $3,273,837 $3,219,607 $3,290,308 $9,783,752 $9,783,752
Benefit Recovery Collections $1,257,011 $1,293,960 $1,136,195 $3,687,166 $3,687,166
Fraud Reward Program Referrals Received 1,311 1,523 1,480 4,314 4,314

*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.