Protecting Public Assistance Benefits

  • MDHHS Inspector General Administration LogoOur Office of Inspector General’s mission is to prevent, detect and investigate fraud, waste and abuse of program funds, and recover taxpayer dollars.

    On average, we perform over 37,000 public assistance investigations per year to protect our programs and valuable taxpayer dollars. We’ve identified over $24.7 million in public assistance fraud, and recovered over $24 million in Medicaid and public assistance overpayments.