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Program Integrity

Program Integrity Section

The Program Integrity Section is comprised of two units:

Program Investigation Unit is responsible for investigating any case of alleged fraud and abuse by recipients in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).  This unit also ensures that appropriate cases are acted upon either through administrative processes or referrals to law enforcement agencies of appropriate jurisdiction.

Quality Control/PERM Unit conducts federally mandated random reviews of recipient eligibility in the SNAP and Medicaid programs. These reviews are conducted to provide information on the accuracy of eligibility determinations. The results of these reviews are used as a basis to reduce or eliminate the causes of incorrect payments made to recipients.

The conclusion of the processes may result in establishing client repayments.

For more information about Program Integrity

Recipient Eligibility Fraud Hotline: 800-201-6308

PERM / IPV Supervisor
Heather Smith
(406) 444-4171
heathersmith@mt.gov

Quality Control Supervisor
Steve Kranich
(406) 444-9356
skranich@mt.gov