Investigations Division

Benefits Program Integrity recoveries for fiscal year 2020 2nd quarter. Quarter 1: $4,370,824. Quarter 2: $5,000,684

The Investigations Division includes the Investigations and Benefits Program Integrity sections.

Investigations includes commissioned peace officers and non-commissioned personnel. It has three units:

  • State Centers Investigations Team conducts criminal investigations of allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation at state supported living centers and state hospitals.
  • Cooperative Disability Investigations investigates statements and activities that raise suspicion of disability fraud.
  • Electronic Benefit Transfer Trafficking conducts criminal investigations related to trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Benefits Program Integrity investigates allegations of overpayments to health and human services program clients enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program; Medicaid; Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.