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Public Assistance Fraud
Report Public Assistance Fraud:
In order to report fraud please call the fraud unit at Miami County Department of Job and Family Services at 937-440-3471

What happens if an individual is found guilty of (Cash) Public Assistance fraud?
  • The individual and the entire household will not be allowed to receive cash again until the claim (over payment is paid in full) if he or she has been in receipt of OWF (cash) and it has been determined to be an intentional Program Violation (IPV)
  • Prosecution, made to make restitution as well as subject to court fines, and/or incarceration

What happens if an individual is found guilty of Food Stamp Public Assistance fraud?
Food Stamp disqualifications are applied to the individual only and the offense applied is dependent on the disqualification in effect at the time of the offense:
  • The first violation is 12 months disqualification
  • The second offense is 24 months of disqualification
  • The third ofense is permanant disqualification

What happens if an individual is out of state receiving Food Stamp Assistance?
The individual would be subject to a 10 year disqualification for stating or mirepresenting his/her identity or place of residence.

Public Assistance Fraud:
In accordance with section 5101.83 of the Revised Coade "fraudulant assistance" means the assistance and services, including cash assistance provided under the OWF program established under Chapter 5107 of the Revised Code, or Prevention, Retention, Contingency (PRC) program established under Chaper 5108 of the Revsied Code, to or on behalf of an assistance group that is provided as a result of fraud by a member of the assistance group, including an intentional violation of the program's requirements.

If an individual is found giving misleading or falsifying a statement, or misrepresentation, concealment, or withholding of facts; or any act intended to mislead, misrepresent, conceal, or withhold facts or propound a falsity when applying for cash assistance through Miami County Department of Job and Family Services is considered to be an Intentional Program violation (IPV).