Identifying and eliminating welfare fraud requires dedicated teamwork between the Department of Human Services and the Office of Inspector General. The department is responsible for overseeing its programs for any suspected waste, fraud, and abuse and sends suspicious data to the Office of Inspector General for review and potentially an investigation. Individuals who suspect welfare fraud or abuse in Pennsylvania should call the welfare fraud hot line at 1.844.DHS.TIPS.
|Report Provider Fraud||Report Recipient Fraud|
The OIG inspects recipient fraud. Click the “Report Recipient Fraud” button above if you know someone who receives: cash assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps), Heating/Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), child care, medical assistance or other public benefits AND that person is not reporting income, not reporting ownership of resources or property, not reporting who lives in their household, allowing another person to use his or her ACCESS card, trafficking SNAP benefits or taking advantage of the system in any way.
DHS inspects provider fraud. Click the “Report Provider Fraud” button above if you see any of these examples of Provider Fraud and Abuse (including but not limited to):
Abuse of Recipients
Between the period March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017 the welfare fraud hot line has:
Data provided by the Office of Inspector General
Find out more about the Inspector General’s current investigations and prosecutions in the links below.