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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 and abuse, thereby safeguarding programs that help individuals and families reach economic self-sufficiency.

2014-15, Quarter 2 Program Data

Measure October November December Quarter 2
Total
FY
2014-15 Total
Investigations Completed 2,371 1,575 1,806 5,752 12,391
Criminal Investigations Referred 579 358 417 1,354 2,926
Investigation Cost Avoidance** $2,813,954 $2,052,029 $2,474,583 $7,340,566 $15,115,971
Benefit Recovery Claims Established $3,058,602 $2,450,833 $3,049,430 $8,558,865 $18,886,960
Benefit Recovery Collections $1,264,259 $1,400,479 $1,246,111 $3,910,849 $7,626,621
Fraud Reward Program Referrals Received 1,894 1,527 1,522 4,943 4,943

**Dollars not spent (“saved”) as a result of investigative fraud efforts.