Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

Report Public Assistance Fraud

Report Welfare Fraud using one of the methods below:

Online submission

ONLINE: Complete the online Welfare Fraud Form.



 CALL US: Toll free at 1-866-635-7515. Phone calls are answered by the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine, Monday-Friday, 8AM-6PM (Mountain Time). After hours, calls are directed to a voicemail.


Welfare fraud is any intentional action which causes a participant or welfare provider to receive benefits for which they are not entitled.

Some common examples of welfare fraud include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Providing false or incomplete information to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) at application or recertification.
  • Failing to report changes. 
  • Submitting a false or fraudulent document to IDHW to get benefits. 
  • Transferring, hiding, or giving away assets, to become eligible for, or to receive, benefits. 
  • Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP) providers billing for children not seen. 

Participants may receive benefits for:

  • Cash Assistance (TAFI)
  • Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • SNAP (Food Stamps) 
  • Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)
  • Medical (including Medicaid, WIC, etc)

Providers may receive benefits for:

  • Child Care
  • Employment Services
  • Energy Conservation 
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)