How to Report Various Potential Fraud, Waste or Abuse
People have two major expectations of the government when it comes to their taxpayer dollars: that their money is kept safe and used wisely and appropriately.
Direct Hotline Numbers to Report Possible Fraud, Waste or Abuse
Medicaid Provider Fraud
Call 802-879-5900 and ask for the Program Integrity Unit
Medicaid Beneficiary Fraud
Call 802-241-2826 for the Fraud & Quality Control Office of the Dept. of Children & Families
Examples of beneficiary or provider fraud include intentionally trying to defraud the program by various means including providing false information, such as actual residence or income; selling supplies, equipment or medications; using stolen Medicaid numbers; tampering with prescriptions; and submitting claims for services or items not furnished.
Unemployment Insurance Fraud
This fraud can occur when someone receives unemployment benefits they are not entitled to, or when companies misrepresent employees as independent contractors, or intentionally misreport wage income.
Workers’ Compensation Fraud
This fraud can occur when someone receives workers' compensation benefits that they may not be entitled to, or when a company intentionally misrepresents the activities of employees to secure a lower workers compensation insurance premium.
Vendor fraud can occur when invoices to State agencies and departments contain significant intentional errors or when a claim for payment for services or products provided is false.
Social Security Fraud
Call 800-269-0271 or Visit the Social Security Website
This can occur when individuals conceal work activity while receiving disability benefits, or when a person receives benefits for a child not under their care, or makes false statements on claims.
3SquaresVT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Fraud
3SquaresVT (formerly known as food stamps) fraud is the intentional misrepresentation, concealment or withholding of information in order to receive benefits from the program. It is fraud to sign any papers (such as an application for benefits, a questionnaire, or recertification papers) in which the information in the papers is not true.
Reach-Up (Welfare) Fraud
Please call 1-800-479-6151 to report Reach-Up Fraud allegations.
Reach-Up (often referred to as welfare benefits)) fraud is the intentional misrepresentation, concealment or withholding of information in order to receive benefits from the program. It is fraud to sign any papers (such as an application for benefits, a questionnaire, or recertification papers) in which the information in the papers is not true.
Section 8 Rental Assistance Fraud
You can visit www.hudoig.gov/report-fraud for the multiple ways to report possible fraud or you can call 1-800-347-3735.