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Our mission is to conduct timely and fair investigations to safeguard the integrity of public assistance programs, ensuring benefits go to San Diegans in need.

The Bureau of Public Assistance Investigations works in collaboration with the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) to ensure program integrity.

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If you believe someone may be committing public assistance fraud, call the toll-free hotline at


The Bureau of Public Assistance Investigations has a dedicated toll-free number, with multi-lingual services, that is available 24/7 to receive reports of suspected public assistance fraud.  Investigative staff review the information provided by the callers to determine if a referral for an investigation should be initiated.

Callers may remain anonymous.

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Due to State law related to confidentiality issues, we are unable to provide the public follow-up information regarding their call.


      Safeguard program integrity in a professional and respectful manner... every person, every time.