Office of Inspector General

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Promoting effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity.

The MDHS Office of Inspector General provides objective oversight to promote integrity and efficiency of MDHS programs and operations while ensuring appropriate due process.

The mission of the MDHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in Federal and State programmatic divisions through the successful execution of audits, investigations, and reviews.

OIG is responsible for recovering millions of dollars from programmatic overpayments and fraudulent activities.

There are three divisions within OIG:

  • Investigations
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Benefit Recovery Unit (BRU)


The Investigations Division conducts in-depth investigations of all MDHS cases involving suspected fraud, misuse, and/or abuse. The division also supports the return of stolen SNAP benefits to MDHS clients.

Have a tip about fraud in any of the programs administered by MDHS? Report fraud here.

Administrative Hearings

The Administrative Hearings Division conducts two types of administrative hearings for program applicants or clients: fair hearings and disqualification hearings. The division also administers subgrant agency appeal hearings.

Benefit Recovery Unit (BRU)

The Benefit Recovery Unit (BRU) is responsible for establishing, monitoring, tracking and recovering overpayments as a result of improper benefit payments found within programs at MDHS. BRU is also responsible for the recovery of subgrantee collections related to Monitoring Audits and OIG Investigations.