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Our Mission
The Fraud Bureau's mission within the Welfare to Work Division is to ensure program integrity and safeguard public assistance funds at the county level through the prevention, detection, and investigation of welfare fraud and recovery of misspent funds.

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Fraud Resources

Reporting Welfare Fraud
Reporting Medi-Cal Fraud
Reporting Other Types of Fraud or Abuse
Welfare Fraud Stories
Promising Approaches and State Recommendations
2012 CalFresh Integrity Plan
Cost effective promising approaches for improving program integrity in the CalWORKs and CalFresh programs.


Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)
Food Stamp coupons have been replaced by an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) debit card. Find out more about the Golden State Advantage card!


Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System (SFIS)
Fingerprints are required for some social services benefits. Would you like to learn about the Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System (SFIS) ?


State Agencies
Having trouble finding a State Agency? The following Agency List has many useful links.


Have you been the victim of Identity Theft ? You have certain rights but you should not delay in taking action. The California Office of the Attorney General has a page with some Tips For Victims and Additional Links .


The U.S. Government has a starting point for many sites related to federal, state, local and tribal government services. You can view it at USA.gov .

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The Department is one of twelve departments and one board under the umbrella of the
California Health and Human Services Agency CHHS.

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