Welfare Fraud

What is Welfare Fraud?

Any person who willfully and knowingly, with the intent to deceive, or who makes a false statement or representation or presents a fraudulent device, or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact in order to obtain, sustain, or increase, the amount of aid that he or she receives, or for a child not in fact entitled thereto, can be charged with a crime.

How to Report Welfare Fraud

If you think someone is committing fraud against one of EHSD's programs it is important that you let us know about it. All allegations of fraud are taken seriously and you can remain anonymous.

To report CalWORKs, CalFRESH, General Assistance, Child Care, and Welfare to Work fraud:  


To report Medi-Cal and Elder Abuse fraud:

In Home Support Services (IHSS) fraud: