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Was your Client Accused of Welfare Fraud? This Resource May Help

Shannon Sswiatek September 28, 2018

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.

 

Albany County Allegany County Broome County Cattaraugus County Cayuga County**
Chautauqua County Chemung County Chenango County Clinton County Columbia County*
Cortland County Delaware County Dutchess County Erie County Essex County
Franklin County Fulton County Genesee County Greene County Hamilton County
Herkimer County Jefferson County Lewis County Livingston County Madison County
Monroe County Montgomery County Nassau County New York City Niagara County
Oneida County* Onondaga County Ontario County Orange County Orleans County
Oswego County Otsego County Putnam County Rensselaer County Rockland County
St. Lawrence County Saratoga County Schenectady County Schoharie County Schuyler County
Seneca County Steuben County Suffolk County Sullivan County Tioga County
Tompkins County* Ulster County Warren County Washington County  Wayne County
Westchester County Wyoming County Yates County    

 

** There is no agreement between the district and the District Attorney.
* Agreement between the district and the District Attorney has not yet been provided.