Program Integrity Bureau

Our Mission
The Program Integrity Bureau's mission within the Automation, Integrity, and Client Initiatives Branch 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.

The CDSS Program Integrity Bureau provides program integrity direction and oversight for the CalWORKs and CalFresh Programs. Program Integrity activities to detect, prevent and investigate welfare fraud are completed by staff from county welfare departments and special investigative units.

This website provides policy and operational guidelines, instructions, and information in areas including Income and Eligibility Verification System data matches, various types of fraud contacts, state and federal regulations, and county, state, and federal contact information.