OTDA Home Resources & Data Reporting Welfare Fraud

Reporting Welfare Fraud Committed in New York State

This page is only for reporting welfare fraud committed in New York State, for the following programs:

To report welfare fraud being committed in a state outside of New York, visit the United Council on Welfare Fraud’s website to find contact information for welfare fraud reporting in other states.

To report other types of fraud committed in New York State, see Additional Fraud Reporting Resources below.

To report suspected Child Abuse/Child Maltreatment in New York State, call 1-800-342-3720. This is the toll-free number for the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services. Information about suspected child abuse and maltreatment that is reported to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance using the Report Welfare Fraud Online Form will not be sent to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment.

Potentially Fraudulent Welfare Situations That Can Be Reported

Welfare Fraud Reporting Form

Please complete OTDA’s Report Welfare Fraud Online Form if you suspect, or have knowledge of, a social services client fraudulently receiving assistance in New York State from:

Once the form is completed, you will have the option to submit it electronically, print it and mail it in or fax it to the address indicated on the form.

Thank you for your assistance in helping to maintain the integrity of New York State’s assistance programs.

Additional Fraud Reporting Resources