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How do I report welfare fraud?

Office:
OFA
Programs:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
TANF Fraud

Answer

If you believe you have specific, credible information that someone is committing fraud, we suggest you contact your nearest welfare agency. 

States must establish and enforce standards and procedures to ensure against program fraud and abuse. States may prosecute individuals or deny them further assistance if they commit fraud or willfully misrepresent their circumstances. If you are aware of specific instances of potential fraud, you may also call the HHS Inspector General's Hotline toll-free at 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477).

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