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Program Integrity: Fraud Prevention

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The Program Integrity Unit investigates cases of fraud, abuse and waste in public assistance programs. These programs include: Work First, Food and Nutrition Services, Childcare Subsidy, Emergency Assistance, Low Income Energy Assistance, Special Assistance and other programs as needed. North Carolina law requires that persons applying for these programs provide all of the information needed to determine if they meet the requirements. By providing information that is not correct, these persons are committing a crime.

Anyone may call to report suspected fraud, abuse or waste in public assistance programs. If you choose to give us your name we will not disclose that information to the client. The number you should call for persons receiving benefits in Chatham County; North Carolina is (919) 542-2759. You may also call the DHHS customer service center at 800-662-7030, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm.