How do I report Welfare Fraud in Washington State?

You may report fraud using any one of the following methods:

  • Online - Office of Fraud and Accountability (OFA)
  • Mail: DSHS Welfare Fraud
    P.O. Box 45817
    Olympia, Washington 98504-5817
  • Phone:  1-800-562-6906 - Welfare Fraud Hotline
  • FAX: 1-360-664-0032, Attention: HOTLINE

Washington State Welfare Fraud Hotline: 1-800-562-6906

OFA investigates Welfare Fraud in the state of Washington. The word Welfare is used to include: Public Assistance programs and benefits; food stamps; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Quest card, which is used for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT); and Childcare benefits.

For additional questions or if you are Law Enforcement, you can leave a message, and your call will be returned within 24 hours at 360-664-5505.