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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 4 Program Data

Public Benefits Integrity 2014-15, Quarter 4 Program Data
Measure April May June Quarter 4
Total
FY
2014-15 Total
Investigations Completed 2,051 1,760 2,156 5,967 24,216
Criminal Investigations Referred* 459 450 576 1,485 5,764
Investigation Cost Avoidance** $2,577,226 $2,644,3721 $2,793,656 $8,015,254 $30,361,144
Benefit Recovery Claims Established $2,818,267 $3,157,901 $3,762,230 $9,738,398 $37,632,778
Benefit Recovery Collections $2,051,873 $1,458,109 $1,241,027 $4,751,009 $20,475,152
Fraud Reward Program Referrals Received 1,738 1,665 1,843 5,246 15,193

*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.