Fraud & overpayments

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Representing yourself at an administrative hearing

If the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) or Health Care Authority (HCA) threatens to end or reduce the assistance you get from them, read this to learn more about how you can appeal the agency's decision. #7910EN

When DSHS or DCYF thinks you made an intentional program violation

Answers to common questions and important information that you should know if you are being accused of intentionally violating a public assistance program rule (sometimes called welfare fraud). #7116EN

DSHS and HCA Overpayments: What is “Equitable Estoppel”?

Read this if DSHS or HCA sends you a notice saying you owe them money (an overpayment) because they gave you benefits they should not have and the overpayment was not your fault, and you cannot afford to repay it. #7912EN

Fighting a food stamp overpayment

Use this when the Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) notifies you of a food assistance overpayment. “Food assistance” includes basic food, FAP, or WASHCAP assistance. #7304EN

Fighting an overpayment of cash or medical assistance

Use this when DSHS or HCA tells you they gave you too much cash or medical assistance. #7104EN

When DSHS or DCYF thinks you made an intentional program violation

Answers to common questions and important information that you should know if you are being accused of intentionally violating a public assistance program rule (sometimes called welfare fraud). #7116EN

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