What happens during welfare investigation in california

What do welfare investigators look for?

Welfare Fraud Investigator I & II: Investigates cases of known or suspected violations of the law related to the fraudulent receipt of welfare funds; prevents fraud by verifying applicant information and conducting random investigations; examines assets match and earnings clearance information provided by the state and …

What triggers a welfare investigation?

Events that may trigger a fraud investigation

If the CalFresh office thinks a person has cheated or lied in order to get benefits, or sold the benefits, it may accuse that person of fraud. These acts are called “intentional program violations” (IPVs).

Why would a welfare investigator came to my house?

An investigator refers to someone looking into allegations of welfare fraud that could result in criminal penalties. The investigator might request that you attend a meeting. … If a welfare fraud investigator comes to your home without a warrant asking to conduct a search, contact an attorney.

Has anyone been investigated for food stamps?

Has anyone been investigated for food stamps? The simple answer is yes. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) meant for no- and low-income people to receive food aid.

How does welfare find out you are working?

They regularly check what wages get reported to your social security number. They look at state and national computers that may have info about you or your family. They check if you are getting child support. They check for unreported bank accounts.

Does Calfresh check bank accounts?

No, the Food Stamp program cannot access your bank accounts. The Department administering the Food Stamp(SNAP) program in your state will ask you to provide verification of the balance in any bank accounts you own. The value of your family’s resources affects your eligibility for the benefits.