Report Welfare Fraud in Washington State

This site is for reporting suspected welfare fraud. Do you know of someone committing Welfare Fraud in the State of Washington? We want to hear from you!

At the Department of Social and Health Services we are strongly committed to identifying and eliminating fraud against DSHS and its programs.

If you suspect or have knowledge of Welfare fraud, you can report it to us by using any one of the following methods:
                   

  • Complete and submit the Online Complaint Form below
  • Call the Welfare Fraud Hotline at 1-800-562-6906 (linea en espanol disponible)
  • Fax your written complaint to Attention Hotline at 360-664-0032
  • Mail your written complaint to:

Welfare Fraud Hotline
P.O. Box 45817
Olympia, Washington 98504-5817                   

You can remain anonymous when reporting suspected fraud. If you choose to remain anonymous, please DO NOT provide your name or any other identifying information, as it may be subject to public disclosure.

If you DO NOT choose to remain anonymous, please provide us with the following information so one of our investigators may contact you if they need any additional information during the investigation:


* = Required Field
Referrer's Name:
First Name
Last Name

Referrer's Address:
Street:
Street 2:
City:
State:
Zip:
Phone Number:
Email Address:  

NOTE: Because of strict confidentiality laws, we are NOT able to provide you with information regarding the outcome or specifics of an investigation per RCW 74.04.060



Please provide as much of the following information as possible about the client or vendor you want to report:

 

Client's Name:
First Name: *  
Last Name: *  
Known Aliases:

Client's Address:
Street:
Street 2:
City:
State:
Zip:
Phone Number:

Dates or approximate time-frame fraud occurred:



The following identifying information is useful in locating the client in our system, especially if you are reporting someone with a common name. If we cannot locate the client, a report will not go out for investigation.

Client's date(s) of birth or approximate age:



Please describe your complaint. Select from the list of possible fraud situations below. These are the allegations Office of Fraud and Accountability (OFA) has the authority to investigate. Select as many allegations as apply. In the text box for each allegation you select, please supply as much additional information as is available to you. If you’d like to report other situations, please use the “other” category below. Select at least one of these allegations, or select “other”.




  • The client is suspected of improperly receiving child care payments or reporting a false provider.

  • The client is suspected of fraudulently using their Quest card or allowing their Quest card to be used by an unauthorized person.

  • The client is suspected of not reporting the presence of an absent parent in the home. This includes stepparents.

  • The client is suspected of not reporting employment.

  • The client is suspected of not reporting the receipt of recurring income not derived from employment.

  • The client is suspected of having one or more of the following assets: Real estate, vehicles, boats, motor homes, non-recurring monetary holdings, etc.

  • The client is suspected of receiving unreported child support payments.

  • The client is suspected of not reporting a marriage that may affect the grant amount.

  • The client is suspected of applying for or receiving benefits for a child not present in the home.

  • The client is suspected of receiving assistance for an ineligible dependent or has not accurately reported the correct number of persons living in the household.

  • The client is suspected of not reporting their address information correctly.

  • The client is suspected of applying for or receiving grants under multiple names.

  • The client is suspected of submitting false identification to apply for or obtain a grant; or may be working under a false identity.

  • The client is suspected of having a felony drug conviction after August 26, 1996, or is wanted on an outstanding felony warrant, which would make the client ineligible for welfare benefits.

  • The client is suspected of any other improper procedure not covered by the other categories.

 
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Thank you. Please click the Submit Report button, and your report will be sent to the Fraud Hotline for review.