Economic Fraud Control Bureau
Program Integrity/EBT Unit
Investigators in the unit review multiple-program applications for Food Assistance (SNAP), Medicaid, Family Investment Program (FIP) as well as many other programs for suspected fraud. Personnel verify the accuracy of information submitted to the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) by the applicants. When required, investigators work closely with county attorneys and local law enforcement agencies to gather evidence that may be used to prosecute individuals accused of defrauding the state’s public assistance programs. Investigations assist DHS to ensure benefits are distributed to eligible individuals.