Program Abuse is defined as any false reporting of fact or information, providing false documentation or the omission of facts by the Applicant or Co-Applicant.
A determination of suspicious or fraudulent activity on the part of the Applicant, Co-Applicant or CCDF eligible provider must be referred to the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning’s CCDF fraud coordinator.
Fraud may be reported to the Office in a variety of ways by Applicants, Co-Applicants, Child Care Providers and concerned citizens by contacting:
By Phone: 317-234-2200
By Email: email@example.com
By Mail: FSSA Compliance Division, Room E-414, 402 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Examples of Program Abuse by an Applicant or Co-Applicant:
• Failure to report a biological or custodial adult as a household member.
• Failure to report other forms of income, including child support, second income, etc.
• Submission of suspicious documentation, including, but not limited to wage verification
Examples of Program Abuse by a Child Care Provider:
• Providing care at an address which has not been licensed, registered or certified
• Allowing other individuals that are not properly certified to provide child care
• Providing care at an address which differs from the address indicated on the CCDF child care voucher
• Having possession of an Applicant’s Hoosier Works for Child Care card or having possession of the card number or PIN number
• Submission of suspicious, false or misleading documentation
Examples of Program Abuse by the Intake Agent:
• Suspicious activity by an employee
• Suspicion of program abuse in receipt of CCDF benefits by an employee of the agency