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Niagara County: Social services program integrity unit announces $3.9M in savings

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Thu, May 10th 2018 10:40 am
Unit ensures only eligible people receive public assistance
By Christian W. Peck
Niagara County Public Information Officer
The Niagara County Department of Social Services program integrity unit, working with the Niagara County Sheriff's Department and the district attorney's office, announced they have saved the taxpayers of Niagara County $3,889,542 as a result of various cost-avoidance measures.
The program integrity unit's work ensures that only those people that are eligible receive assistance.
"The work of our program integrity unit goes a long way in providing the public confidence that we are doing everything we can to curb fraud, waste and abuse. Their dedication is greatly appreciated by all of us on the legislature," said Legislator Richard L. Andres, chairman of the legislature's community services committee.
"I am very proud of the work of our program integrity staff and appreciate the work of both the sheriff and district attorney offices. Their commitment in working with us has been outstanding," Commissioner of Social Services Anthony J. Restaino said.
To report any suspected fraud, call 716-439-7788.

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