In August 2015, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) released 15-INF-07, an informational letter requiring all social services districts to submit an updated Investigative Unit Operations Plan (IUOP), and the agreement made between the district and the District Attorney from each county. The plans include detailed procedures for investigating and prosecuting alleged cases of fraud. The goal of the INF is to standardize the process, and to ensure that the plans are consistent with all applicable regulations. The Empire Justice Center has obtained the plans and DA agreements from almost every Social Services District. You can find them by County, by clicking on the links below. This one stop resource will assist legal services providers and public defenders in their representation of individuals accused of fraud in conjunction with their receipt of public assistance or supplemental nutrition assistance (SNAP) benefits.
** There is no agreement between the district and the District Attorney.
* Agreement between the district and the District Attorney has not yet been provided.