Report Fraud of Child Care Payment Program (CCPP)
Any parent or provider who applies for or receives CCPP subsidies by using false statements, or any person who assists a parent or provider to receive such public assistance with knowledge of false statements, is committing fraud. If a suspicion of fraud is investigated and substantiated, the director of the Division of Early Childhood Care and Development (DECCD) shall exercise discretion in determining the sanctions against the responsible party, which may include the following: recoupment of improper payments, suspension, debarment, or criminal prosecution.
Intentional Program Violations (IPVs)
An Intentional Program Violation (IPV) occurs when a parent or provider intentionally falsifies, misrepresents, or withholds information that could result in a family or provider becoming ineligible or approved or in reduced family benefits. Examples of IPVs include but are not limited to the following:
- Overclaiming payment for child care services rendered
- Claiming payment for a child who no longer attends the child care facility
- Failing to maintain sign-in/sign-out sheets
- Forging sign-in/sign-out sheets
- Forging change-of-provider forms
- Forging signatures
- Failing to charge co-payments
- Having multiple certificates for the same child
IPVs are considered fraudulent, and all Suspected Intentional Program Violations (SIPVs) shall be referred to the MDHS Division of Program Integrity.
Report CCPP fraud online (smartsheet form) below or call toll-free: 1-800-877-7882