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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 3 Program Data

Public Benefits Integrity 2014-15, Quarter 3 Program Data
Measure January February March Quarter 3
Total
FY
2014-15 Total
Investigations Completed 1,939 1,803 2,116 5,858 18,249
Criminal Investigations Referred* 435 428 490 1,353 4,279
Investigation Cost Avoidance** $2,019,931 $2,530,061 $2,679,927 $7,229,919 $22,345,890
Benefit Recovery Claims Established $2,767,270 $3,042,906 $3,197,244 $8,558,865 $27,894,380
Benefit Recovery Collections $1,215,246 $3,889,503 $2,992,773 $8,097,522 $15,724,143
Fraud Reward Program Referrals Received 1,792 1,460 1,752 5,004 9,947

*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.