Case Integrity

Cayuga County Stopping Welfare FraudCase Integrity investigates compliance and fraud issues for:

  • Child Care Programs
  • Medical Assistance
  • Public Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

To report suspected fraud, call the anonymous tip line at 315-253-1313 or submit the reporting fraud form at New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

Welfare Fraud Referrals & Examples

Our main focus is upon voluntary compliance and preventing fraud to save on the expenditure of public funds. Referrals are accepted from many sources including anonymous tips with some cases being forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for review and prosecution.

Examples of welfare fraud:

  • Not reporting correct wages, bank accounts, real estate or other income
  • Not reporting individuals coming into a household or leaving a household
  • Residence status
  • Submitting false documents
  • Submitting false documents and/or claims for services
  • Using someone else’s benefit card to obtain services, benefits or treatment