How to Report Welfare Fraud in Indiana

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In Indiana, the Family and Social Services Administration oversees the allocation of welfare benefits. The purpose of welfare-related benefits is to assist those in need. It is not uncommon for beneficiaries and other parties to take advantage of the system.

In Indiana, the Family and Social Services Administration oversees the allocation of welfare benefits. The purpose of welfare-related benefits is to assist those in need. It is not uncommon for beneficiaries and other parties to take advantage of the system. Examples of welfare fraud include failing to report all income, failing to report work, failing to report all household members and selling food benefits. The Office of General Consul will investigate any reports of benefit fraud.

Call the fraud hotline to report welfare fraud by a benefit recipient or FSSA employee. Call 1-800-446-1993 to report a beneficiary or other party, or 317-234-1604 to report an employee. Give the name of the suspect, her contact information and information about the suspected fraudulent activity. You should also note other details such as the suspect's place of work, bank name, account details and any additional persons living with the suspect that were not noted in the beneficiary's file. Give your name and contact information.

Email a notice of welfare fraud by a benefit recipient, FSSA employee or other party to the welfare fraud inspector. Provide accurate details about the suspected fraudulent activity. Include the full name of the suspect and any contact information you have for him. Email any additional information such as the suspect's place of work, bank name, account details and any additional persons living with the suspect that were not noted in the beneficiary's file. Provide a phone number if you want an investigator to speak with you about the matter.

Send a notice of welfare fraud by a benefit recipient, FSSA employee or other party by mail. Write a letter explaining the details of the fraudulent activity. Include the full name of the suspect and any contact information for that person. Include other information such as the suspect's place of work, bank name, account details and any additional persons living with the suspect that were not noted in the beneficiary's file. Provide a phone number or email address for yourself in case an investigator needs further details from you.

Fax a notice of welfare fraud by a benefit recipient, FSSA employee or another party. Include a letter explaining details of the alleged fraudulent activity. Provide the full name of the suspect, contact information for the suspect and other details such as where the suspect lives or works. Include your name and contact information.

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