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About Welfare Fraud NYC

Purpose of the Program

Welfare Fraud NYC shares innovative research, commentary, and best practices on the program integrity branch of the nation’s largest local social service district. 

New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) serves more than 3 million New Yorkers through essential and diverse programs and services that include: temporary cash assistance, public health insurance, food stamps, home care for seniors and the disabled, child care, adult protective services, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS support services and child support enforcement.  The 1,300 employees in our investigative arm use innovative techniques to protect the integrity of these programs and the over $30 billion in annual benefits administered.