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Reporting Fraud – Case Managers. Welfare Transition (WT) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Commonly Used Terms. Fraud Public Assistance Fraud (PAF) FLORIDA CLRC screen OSST Alternative Plan Case Notes. What is Fraud?.

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    1. Reporting Fraud – Case Managers Welfare Transition (WT) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    2. Commonly Used Terms • Fraud • Public Assistance Fraud (PAF) • FLORIDA • CLRC screen • OSST • Alternative Plan • Case Notes

    3. What is Fraud? Fraud is best defined as: A false representation of a matter of fact—whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have been disclosed—that deceives and is intended to deceive another.

    4. What is Public Assistance Fraud?

    5. Florida Statute 414.39 1(a)

    6. Florida Statute 414.39 1(b) (c)

    7. Public Assistance Fraud Warning

    8. Public Assistance Fraud

    9. Formal Complaint – Employees http://www.myflfamilies.com/about-us/office-inspector-general/formal-complaints

    10. DCF Fraud Reporting - General

    11. DEO’s Fraud Reporting Process

    12. Identifying Potential Fraud • Case managers are generally made aware of potential fraudulent activity by conducting follow-ups with • Work site supervisors • Employers • Schools • Doctor Offices

    13. Example • Carol has been assigned to complete 25 hours a week of work experience since 6/4 • She has turned in signed timesheets every week since 6/4 showing 25 hours per week • Case manager contacts the worksite supervisor on 7/2 to follow-up on Carol’s progress • The supervisor tells the case manager that Carol has not been to the site since 6/8 • Carol hasn’t been to the site since 6/8, but she has turned in a signed time sheets through 6/29 showing 25 hours of participation each week • What should the case manager do next?

    14. Case Manager’s Steps • Review documentation • Activity start date • Discovery date • Find out who has been signing the time sheets • Mail a notice of failure and make an oral attempt to inform customer of failure • Determine if Carol has good cause for missing the activity

    15. When fraud is suspected • If a case manager suspects fraud he/she will need to determine the following: • The time frame of the suspected fraudulent activity • The monetary value associated with services received during the investigation period • This includes • Transportation assistance for the time period • Childcare assistance for the time period • Cash assistance and food assistance amounts received for the time period

    16. When fraud is suspected • Once all information is gathered, program staff will • Case note the events • Work site • Doctor’s office • School • Gather supporting documentation • Statements, as needed • Provide the report to the Local Fraud Designee

    17. Fraud Referral Template

    18. Fraud Referral Template

    19. Commonly Asked Questions

    20. Fraud Referrals – Benefit Recovery

    21. Fraud Referrals

    22. Fraud Referrals – Disqualification Hearing

    23. IPV Levels

    24. IPV Levels

    25. Fraud Referrals – State Attorney

    26. Fraud Reporting Responsibilities – Case Manager

    27. Fraud Reporting Responsibilities - Designee

    28. What will you need???

    29. Case Note Events in OSST • Once you have assessed the suspected fraud time frame, you will create a case note in OSST: • Date range of suspected fraud • Date the notice of failure was mailed • Notice should include the exact failure and failure date • Oral attempt was made to notify participant of the failure and to see if they have good cause for the failure

    30. Initiating the pre penalty process

    31. Fraud Referral Template http://www.floridajobs.org/PDG/Memos/CompletingtheFraudReferralForm.pdf

    32. Give Designee the fraud report • Make a copy of all documentation of the fraud report • Place a copy in the case file • Give a copy of the fraud report to the Regional Designee who enters the information in the FLORIDA system

    33. Enter Event Notes in FLORIDA • Enter the events in FLORIDA’s CLRC screen: • Date range of suspected fraud • Date the notice of failure was mailed. Notice should include the exact cause of failure

    34. Enter Event Notes in FLORIDA

    35. Questions? Please Contact us at 1-866-352-2345 An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via Florida Relay Service at 711.