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Welfare Fraud

• Office of Inspector General The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is a criminal justice agency within the Michigan Department of Human Services, created in 1972. The Office assists DHS in maintaining integrity and accountability in the administration of its programs.

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• Benefit Trafficking Unit Food assistance trafficking is the buying and selling of food assistance for cash or items not authorized under the Food Stamp Act of 1977.

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Welfare Fraud Complaints

  • General DefinitionA welfare fraud complaint should be submitted only if you believe an individual or a business has been issued benefits in Michigan they were not entitled to.
  • Legal Definition and PenalitiesMCLA 400.60. (1) Any person who by means of willful false statement or representation or by impersonation or other fraudulent device obtains or attempts to obtain, or aids or abets any person to obtain:
  • Client ComplaintThe purpose of this form is to provide another avenue for the public to file a welfare fraud complaint against a client.
  • Business ComplaintThe purpose of this form is to provide another avenue for the public to file a welfare fraud complaint against a Business.
  • DHS Employee ComplaintThe purpose of this form is to provide another avenue for the public to file a welfare fraud complaint against a Department of Human Services Employee.

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