Intentional program violation of the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is fraud and can result in a criminal conviction and loss of services and payments.
Intentional means misinforming the program purposefully to receive services and/or payment for services.
Parents may commit fraud by failing to report changes that affect a program benefits, such as:
- income changes - per hour rate or number of hours;
- change in household size - person leaving or coming into the home; or
- change of address.
Providers may commit fraud by wrongly charging for a child, including:
- charging a full-time rate for a child who attends part-time;
- charging for more than five absences per month without required documentation;
- charging for absences of children whose parents have terminated their child care services;
- enrolling and charging for more children than license status capacity allows. Related: DCC-115, CCAP Over Capacity Provider Operating Form
To report suspicions of fraud and abuse, call:
Report Health Care Fraud