Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction

Fraud Allegation Reporting Form

Income and Disability Assistance

What is Income and Disability Assistance fraud?
"Fraud" means providing information that is false or misleading in order to receive assistance for which the person is not eligible.
Situations of fraud may include (but are not limited to):

  • working and not declaring all earnings while receiving assistance
  • receiving income from a source other than employment and not declaring it
  • living with someone while claiming to live alone
  • receiving assistance for children not living in the family home
  • receiving assistance while attending school
  • using a different name to get assistance

How to report fraud
There are a couple of ways to report alleged fraud:

  • Fill out this form and click “submit” to report electronically
  • Fill out this form, print it and fax it to: 1-866-696-5002
  • Call the Prevention and Loss Management Service office at 1-866-217-1117, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to speak directly with a ministry representative. You may fill out the form to assist with your call.
We encourage people to provide as much information as possible.

Your contact information (optional)
Last Name
Given Name
Postal Code
Will I remain anonymous?

Although it is the ministry's policy and practice to keep the identity and personal information of anyone who reports suspected fraud confidential, it is possible that your identity may be revealed and become known to the person(s) you are reporting on. If the information is relevant to an administrative, civil, or criminal law proceeding, or if a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act application is initiated, then the ministry may be required by law, to reveal the identity and contact information of any person who reports suspected fraud and any information the person provides to the ministry.

If you elect to provide your name and contact information, you may be contacted by ministry staff as part of an investigation. If you do not want to provide your name or contact information, you may leave those sections blank. Please note that even if you do not include your name or contact information, it is possible that information you provide may still expose your identity if someone is able to determine who you are from the details you provide in this form. The ministry recommends that you not include in your comments any information that could identify you if you do not wish to be identified. Please note that no information you provide to the ministry will be protected by informer privilege.

NOTE: Because of strict privacy laws, the ministry is NOT able to share information about the progress or outcome of any ministry investigation. The confidentiality of the person(s) involved is protected.
Please provide as much of the following information as possible about the person you want to report.
(Comment boxes are limited to a maximum of 1500 characters.)

Information about the person
Last Name *
Given Name *
Middle Name
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
Postal Code
What makes you think this person is receiving ministry assistance?
Any additional information that might help to identify this person, for example, other names used or approximate age if the exact birth date is not known.
How did you become aware of this?
Allegation Details
The following is a list of possible fraudulent situations. Please select at least one situation that best applies and supply as much information as is available to you.
Other/Additional Information

Will I be told the outcome of the suspected fraud I have reported?
No, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act prevents the ministry from sharing any information about the progress or outcome of an investigation. The confidentiality of the person involved is protected. Cases that proceed to court may become part of public court records.

After I have provided the information, what happens?
The information you provide is sent to Prevention and Loss Management Services, where it is assessed to determine what actions are required.
Information provided may result in:

  • requirement to repay assistance received for which the person is not eligible (an overpayment)
  • deductions from assistance
  • civil court proceedings
  • a fraud charge under the BC Employment and Assistance legislation or Criminal Code of Canada

Thank you for the information you have provided.
If you would like a copy for your records, click the PRINT button before clicking SUBMIT.

Please click the SUBMIT button to send. Once sent, the information will no longer be accessible.
Prevention and Loss Management Services Branch
203-4601 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4X7
Toll-free: 1-866-217-1117
Fax: 1-866-696-5002