Public Assistance Fraud (PAF)
The Public Assistance Fraud Program is based on Chapter 49 of
the Wisconsin Statutes. The Chapter 49 Fraud Program has
been administered in all geographic areas of the state since January 1, 1998. The program consists of fraud prevention,
fraud investigation, and fraud overpayment collection activities
of the FoodShare (formerly known as Food Stamps), Wisconsin
Medicaid, and BadgerCare Plus programs.
As part of the responsibilities for ensuring the integrity of
the benefit programs they administer, Income Maintenance (IM) agencies must operate fraud prevention
programs to identify and prevent fraud or error from occurring in
their programs. The agency determining eligibility for a
particular benefit program is responsible for fraud prevention
activities in that program.
Report Public Assistance Fraud, call toll-free
1-877-865-3432 or online at
Or you can contact your county/tribal
agency fraud specialist (PDF, 53 KB).
PARIS match requests should be directed to Judy Johnson,
phone (920) 983-3206 fax (920) 983-3201
Public Assistance Collections
Contact Fay Simonini,
phone 608 267-2187
Public Assistance Verification
If you are from another state's Income Maintenance agency and
want to verify if someone is receiving public assistance in
Wisconsin, please call (608) 261-6378 (option 1) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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March 15, 2012