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

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2017-18, Quarter 1 Program Data

Public Benefits Integrity 2017-18, Quarter 1 Program Data
Measure July August Sept. Quarter14
Total
FY
2017-18 Total
Investigations Completed 1,604 1,765 2,611 5,980 5,980
Criminal Investigations Referred* 502 551 404 1,457 1,457
ACCESS Integrity Cost Avoidance** $3,430,204 $3,669,505 $2,902,209 $10,001,918 $10,001,918
Benefit Recovery Claims Established $4,319,172 $4,766,947 $3,332,984 $12,419,103 $12,419,103
Benefit Recovery Collections $1,513,145 $1,608,234 $1,209,104 $4,330,483 $4,330,483
Fraud Reward Program Referrals Received 1,324 1,455 1,073 3,852 3,852

*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.