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Reporting Welfare Fraud

Would you like to report welfare fraud? Please review the contents of this page before making a report.

Note: Investigations are conducted at the county level.

To report welfare fraud contact the appropriate County Agency directly.

If you need assistance in determining which county to call contact the Welfare Fraud Hotline at 1-800-344-8477 or by e-mail at FraudHotline@dss.ca.gov.

What are the most common types of welfare fraud?

  • Absent Parent in the home
  • Unreported income
  • Ineligible child(ren)
  • Child(ren) not living in the home