Fraud Investigations/Benefit Recovery Unit

The Fraud Unit of the Clermont County Department of Job Family Services was created to reduce fraud in all public assistance programs. The Unit accepts referrals and conducts investigations on all reports of possible fraud with the goal of prevention, detection and prosecution. To report Fraud contact:

Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services
Investigation/Benefit Recovery Unit
2400 Clermont Center Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Phone Number


The Fraud Hotline:

Benefit Recovery

This Benefit Recovery Unit is responsible for the collection of overpayments. There are (3) methods of repayment.

  1. If the individual(s) is on assistance, their allotment is reduced by 10% – 20% (OWF and Food Stamps only).
  2. Agreement to make monthly payments. The Benefit Recovery unit is also able to recover past-due overpayments through federal or Ohio State Income Tax refunds relative to guidelines set forth by the Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services.
  3. Referral to the Prosecutor for possible Criminal or Civil action.

To report welfare fraud click the link below.