Fraud Bureau

Our Mission
The Fraud Bureau's mission within the Family Engagement and Empowerment 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.

The CDSS Fraud 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.