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A 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.
Fraud is defined as acquisition or attempted acquisition, or aiding
and abetting acquisition or attempted, of property, income, rights
or legal privilege by means of willful false statement, false
representative or impersonation, or by any scheme contrived to
misrepresent true circumstances. Welfare fraud involves a willful
misstatement or omission of information or act by: vendors or
providers of social services; volunteers; other department personnel;
or clients, any officer or employee of any county, city or district
Michigan Department of Human Services acting alone or in collusion
with others, that would cause money, benefits, or services to be
paid and/or rendered ineligible.
A welfare fraud complaint should be submitted only if you believe an individual
or a business has been issued benefits they were not entitled to. A fraud
complaint may also be filed against any Michigan Department of Human Services
(DHS) employee suspected of fraud relating to the administration of programs
managed by the State of Michigan, DHS. There are specific fields on each form
that must be completed in order for the complaint to be valid, these fields
will contain an asterisk (*). Click on the link to the form you would like
Please do not use our Welfare Fraud Forms to submit a Child Abuse complaint or
a complaint against a Medicaid Provider.
If you want to submit a Child Abuse complaint, please visit the
Local DHS Office webpage to find emergency
numbers in your county.
If your complaint is against a Medicaid Provider, call the hotline at 1-800-242-2873 or visit the
Client Complaint page to submit a complaint in the Department of Attorney General website.