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Report Fraud

If you suspect someone is receiving benefits from Dutchess County DCFS or New York State, through the Temporary Assistance, SNAP, Medicaid or Child Care programs, which they are not entitled to, you can report this fraud to the appropriate agency:

To Report Fraud

  • Dutchess County Special Investigations Unit: 845-486-3390
  • New York State Welfare Inspector General Welfare Fraud Line: 1-800-367-4448
  • New York State Attorney General for Provider Fraud or Nursing Home Fraud: 212-417-5397
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Fraud: 1-800-269-0271
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Fraud: 1-800-269-0271
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Vendor Fraud: 1-800-424-9121
  • New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General recipient fraud: 518-474-6866


  • 845-486-3000
  • 845-486-3090
  • Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS)
    60 Market Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Monday - Friday, 9 am-5:00 pm
    (Doors open at 8:30am)

Additional DCFS Locations

Only paperwork is accepted on Wednesdays for  Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and HEAP  (No in-person client interviews)