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Dancemagicdance42 · 26/09/2020 14:19
Hi. Im worried about someone I care about.. Can I report anonymously to social services. Will they be able to trace a phone call or email?
FlitterMouse · 26/09/2020 14:23
Whats your worry. Are they in danger. How old are they.
Dancemagicdance42 · 26/09/2020 14:26
Worried about a child and their mother. They are in imminent danger and police can't do anything. That's all I can say. The child is 3.5 years old.
CodenameVillanelle · 26/09/2020 14:26
No they won't. You should definitely report.
DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult · 26/09/2020 14:31
What do you mean by imminent danger? At this point calling SS may not be wise if it's going to alert the family that someone is watching out, but theres not evidence that there is something wrong. You may well be better off talking to the mum and helping her get in touch with womens aid and get out of there, dependent on the situation of course.
Shayisgreat · 26/09/2020 14:42
Yes, you can report anonymously to the children's services. They won't be able to trace you and they won't be able to tell the family who provided the information for the referral. But you won't be told if they choose to take any action.
Gobbycop · 26/09/2020 14:46
Why can police not help? If they are in imminent danger they are the only people that can help.
FlitterMouse · 26/09/2020 15:21
Call the police if they are in imminent danger. Why do you think they can't do anything. You can also call childline. Are the mum and child able to leave safely and fet to somewhere safe.
Azif · 26/09/2020 15:35
S111n20 · 26/09/2020 15:43
Hard to say without knowing what is happening ? But if they are in danger why can’t the police help ?
JamieLeeCurtains · 26/09/2020 15:47
Yes you can report anonymously - you can call the duty social worker on the help desk number on your council's website. Tell them why you think the police won't help.
OverTheRubicon · 26/09/2020 15:49
You may well be better off talking to the mum and helping her get in touch with womens aid and get out of there, dependent on the situation of course. That is not good advice, given that the mum would presumably be taking action herself if she either recognised the danger or felt capable of changing it. There's also every chance that if you subsequently report it, they blame you. Better to let her know gently you support her, never say you'll report (or lie about not reporting) then call the police if it's urgent, or.otherwise NSPCC or social services anonymously.
KimKsButt · 26/09/2020 15:52
If its to do with domestic violence can you call women's aid to get some advice? I have a friend who works for a women’s refuge and she often has to post advice on social media contradicting some of the popular advice, it’s a far more complicated situation than you think.
3teens2cats · 26/09/2020 15:54
If they are in immediate danger then police have more powers than social services.
DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult · 26/09/2020 16:00
That is not good advice It obviously depends on the situation, but it is sound advice actually. Alerting a potentially dangerous person to the fact the family is being watched could drive them to isolate the mother and child. If, for example, the guy is making threats, social services show up, they deny it, SS mark it as a malicious call, then nobody is any better off and they will have none looking out for them. Quietly supporting the mother and child to leave would enable the op to keep an eye on the situation, and help. It's all speculation just now, and nobody can give proper advice because we dont know the situation, but sometimes its not best to dive in reporting things right away as it could cause more problems than it solves if theres nothing very obviously wrong.
Kanaloa · 26/09/2020 16:30
If they are in imminent danger does it matter if they know who called social services? I don’t know the situation but it doesn’t seem like there is a good alternative to calling and getting help.
OverTheRubicon · 26/09/2020 16:53
If they are in imminent danger does it matter if they know who called social services? It does if the bloke is violent, has violent friends, and you are a single elderly lady living next door and terrified. Or if you're a teenager reporting your own parent. Any number of reasons.
Craddle64 · 26/09/2020 18:16
Imminent danger? You call 999 not post on MN. Do you know what imminent means?
scrivette · 26/09/2020 18:21
Imminent danger is 999, all the Safeguarding training I have done makes this very clear.
user1471082124 · 26/09/2020 19:11
You should call social services. They will undertake a multi agency check, school, hv etc. The victim may deny the abuse but it is logged. Any further information received after this of further concern/ incidents increases the concerns. The child, child’s nursery and wider family maybe contacted depending upon the nature of the referral. If you are concerned for their safety make the referral. If the women goes to women’s aid, they will also make the referral to keep the child safe. This is statute under The Children’s Act and Working Together.
DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult · 26/09/2020 19:33
Womens aid don't automatically make a referral to SS at all, and it's pretty dangerous to state that as fact. That will potentially put someone in a dangerous situation off calling for help. Any referrals are made on a case by case basis. Social services also don't always do a multi agency check either. Sometimes it's simply a letter or a call or a quick visit. It's all totally dependent on the situation which op hasn't clarified.
Littlefrog99 · 26/09/2020 19:41
Yes you can make an anonymous report. I don't know if it's the same for all local authorities but mine still have to take your contact details. They do give assurances that your details won't be shared though. If you think that a child is in danger then you must report it to someone.
SJWeller73 · 09/06/2021 16:04
I would like to report a man of 83 who has dementia, his step son is in his 40:s who is a paranoid scitaphrenic and the wife is in her late 60:s. They are my my neighbours and living in a one bedroom flat which is VERY small. She cant cope but refuses to say so. Her son has been sectioned twice over the last year or so, once for punching his step farther and kicking the tv in. The other episode, im not sure about but i know he was away in a phyc unit for a week or so. Do you think that this is a healthy life living in each others pockets like that?? Im sure its against the law for 3 adults living in a 1 bedroom flat.
Montymorency · 09/06/2021 16:22
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mystery23 wrote: » I say call them. I know some will say it has nothing to do with you and that it's best to keep out of it but when a child's well-being is at serious risk, then I think there is a certain responsibility to help and you can do that by informing social services.
David_Hill wrote: » I want to report a neighbour, she has a little girl and is always shouting at her even telling her to **** off and is always absent and getting drunk even in the week as she doesn't work, she turned up at the park once drunk while her mum was babysitting her daughter, her mum is always babysitting as she has complained to me about it many times. I've even seen on her facebook, she complains people accuse her of being a terible mum. I've been thinking about calling social services for a while, has anyone reported anyone to social services before? Are they completely anonymous?
EbonyHamster wrote: » Wow, parent drinks, shocking :-/
Rae_Roo wrote: » What an ignorant post! Ignore the above OP, and follow the sage advice you have been given, and report it. Honestly, such comments as the above are so stupid and naive. I tell you this much, until you've had to attend and process a crime scene, where a filthy, faeces and vomit covered toddler is being cared for, once recovered from their dead, alcoholic mothers side ... Then you know nothing, trying to be deliberately controversial is SO obvious ;-)
Hogzilla wrote: » We have been in a similar situation and repeatedly called Children's Services/NSPCC. They say they will protect your anonymity but then we heard the neighbour screaming at the fence something about "effing neighbours" and "unfounded allegations" so, who knows what they tell them? Wouldn't let that worry me or put me off. .
Hogzilla wrote: » We have been in a similar situation and repeatedly called Children's Services/NSPCC. They say they will protect your anonymity but then we heard the neighbour screaming at the fence something about "effing neighbours" and "unfounded allegations" so, who knows what they tell them? Wouldn't let that worry me or put me off. The first time we called them, SS came out - mobhanded as well. They visited weekly for a month or two then vamoosed. The children next door get called every vile name you can imagine - and it's been ongoing for two years now. If they reach a crescendo I email the NSPCC. They will pass concerns on to the SS and even the police if necessary. I got a phone call on my mobile from a copper, after one of the emails to the NSPCC (they told me they were passing it on to the police). He asked me if it came to court would I be prepared to be a witness. I got the distinct feeling if I'd hesitated or said "No"; the neighbours wouldn't be taken to court as it is a my word against their's kind of thing. Only it isn't as my kids have managed to record a fair bit (even one film of the parents shouting horrific abuse then the neighbour's kids - aged about 3 and 5 running, terrified, into their front garden). I have told the NSPCC (therefore the police and SS will know) I have hard evidence - but no-one has ever asked to see it. Only yesterday my kids heard the neighbours verbally abusing their kids again. We have tried and tried - as have other concerned neighbours - with very little response from the authorities. I too was neglected as a child by a step parent, and I wished many a time a 'nosy' neighbour had got involved and got me some help. The police haven't called me in for a witness statement - they said they might. Given my own childhood I find it very difficult to listen to two young kids being called the c word, idiots, effing cs - threatened with all their toys being taken to the tip (heard that one twice), and the occasional raised voice, banging sound, followed by child screaming. No-one seems to be doing a thing. But I will keep going. It is a terrible world where the random chance of whether you have a neighbour who is a decent human being or not, determines whether you are helped. But as that decent human being you have to keep going with this now, like the Terminator, til someone, somewhere, helps the child concerned. I'd have given anything for such help.
Hogzilla wrote: » We have been in a similar situation and repeatedly called Children's Services/NSPCC. They say they will protect your anonymity but then we heard the neighbour screaming at the fence something about "effing neighbours" and "unfounded allegations" so, who knows what they tell them? Wouldn't let that worry me or put me off.
Mentorist wrote: » Rather than going through the NSPCC why not go straight to the Police? In fact I'd be tempted to copy in the local PCC too, that might give them a kick up the bum!
cris182 wrote: » It is surprising how accurate people can be when taking a random guess and assuming/pretending they are the innocent victim of a vindictive neighbour, Chances are they think you have it in for them therefore it MUST be the malicious neighbour making 'unfounded' allegations These people rarely see themselves as wrong, But they would not have been told who made the complaint
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Frequently asked questions about reporting abuse and neglect
How do I make a report of suspected abuse to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission?
If you suspect that a person with a disability is being abused or neglected you should call the Hotline at the Disabled Persons Protection Commission. The toll free number is 1-800-426-9009 or 1-888-822-0350 TTY.
How do I know if I am a Mandated Reporter?
If you are working in one of the following positions you are a Mandated Reporter: physician, medical intern, hospital personnel engaged in the examination, care or treatment of persons, medical examiner, dentist, psychologist, nurse, chiropractor, podiatrist, osteopath, public or private school teacher, educational administrator, guidance or family counselor, day care worker, probation officer, social worker, foster parent, police officer person employed by a state agency within the executive office of health and human services, or employed by a private agency providing services to persons with disabilities.
What if I am not a Mandated Reporter can I still report abuse and neglect?
Yes, you can report abuse and neglect of a person with a disability even if you are not a Mandated Reporter. As long as you report in good faith you will not be either criminally or civilly liable for making a report of suspected abuse or neglect.
What if I am not certain that abuse or neglect has occurred? Should I still file a report?
If you are not certain that abuse or neglect has occurred, it is recommended that you file a report. The standard for reporting suspected abuse or neglect in Massachusetts is reasonable cause to believe , which means that you need to have only a " mere suspicion " that abuse or neglect has occurred, in order to report it. Everyone is urged to err on the side of caution, and immediately report all suspected cases of abuse or neglect to the DPPC at 1-800-426-9009 (1-888-822-0350 TTY) and other agencies, as appropriate. At a minimum, all precautions should be taken to insure the immediate safety of the alleged victim.
Once I file a report with DPPC's hotline, will I hear back from someone about the screening decision, or the results of the investigation?
Reporters will receive a form letter within a few days of filing a report with the DPPC hotline informing them whether the report they filed was screened in or out for investigation under c.19C. If the report was screened in for investigation, the letter will indicate which agency has been assigned to investigate; either DPPC, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Mental Health (DMH) or the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), and the reporter should expect to be contacted by the assigned investigator. If the report was screened out, due to lack of jurisdiction, the reason will be indicated on the form letter. Reports that are screened out by DPPC are still referred to the appropriate state agency for any follow-up deemed necessary. Reporters (and other parties identified in the complaint) are entitled to receive a copy of the completed investigation report. However, the request must be made in writing and addressed to DPPC's Deputy General Counsel. A redacted copy of the report will be sent to the reporter.
How do I get a copy of a 19C Report?
To get a copy of a DPPC Investigation Report (19C Report), you must put your request in writing and mail or fax it to the DPPC General Counsel. Your request must provide the following information: Your name Mailing address and telephone number Your relation to the investigation (for example, witness, alleged abuser, alleged victim, relative or guardian of the alleged victim, etc.) If you are the alleged victim's legal guardian, you must enclose a copy of the Decree issued by the court appointing you as legal guardian.
Do I still have to report if I am told that someone else has, or will, file the report?
Under M.G.L. c.19C, mandated reporting is defined as an individual responsibility. Generally speaking, it is up to the individual reporter to be certain that a report of suspected abuse or neglect is filed. Mandated reporters should not rely on others (e.g. supervisors, administrators) to file reports for them. However, if more than one mandated reporter (e.g. a treatment team) is aware of a reportable condition, one of the mandated reporters may report on behalf of all the mandated reporters by making a report which contains the names of all the mandated reporters. It is the responsibility of each of the mandated reporters to insure that such a report is actually made. A failure to report in such a situation will result in liability for all the mandated reporters who were aware of the abusive situation and did not report.
What if the individual does not want me to tell anyone about the abuse? Do I still have to report it?
Yes, a report must be filed, unless the person with a disability is competent and invokes a "privilege of confidentiality," while disclosing abuse within certain licensed, privileged relationships. There are specific privileged relationships identified within M.G.L. c.19C that once invoked by the person with a disability may cause the mandated reporter not to report the abuse without being liable for failing to report. Those privileged relationships are between: a licensed social worker/ client, a psychotherapist/client and spouses. The invoking of the privilege simply converts the mandated reporter to a non-mandated reporter who must evaluate the invoking of the privilege against the need to report in order to protect the overall welfare of the person with a disability. If the overall welfare of the person with a disability requires that the matter be reported, then the matter should be reported. The invoking of the privilege by a competent person with a disability merely relieves the mandated reporter from the penalties for not reporting as long as the decision not to report is made in good faith and is made in the best interests of the person with a disability.
What are the penalties for not reporting?
Any person who is a Mandated Reporter and who fails to report a suspected case of abuse or neglect of person with a disability will be subject to a fine of up to $1,000.00 dollars.
Won't I place the victim at increased risk of abuse if I file a report?
This is a frequently expressed concern of service providers. There are steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of further abuse. Reporters should express any concerns regarding the alleged victim's safety at the time of filing a report of suspected abuse or neglect. For instance, if it is known by the reporter that there are weapons in the home, or that the alleged abuser currently has access to the alleged victim, this information should be communicated to the hotline intake staff so that the appropriate precautions can be taken. Investigators made aware of these issues can take precautionary steps, such as interviewing the alleged victim in a safe and familiar setting, like a day program, where the individual receives services and feels comfortable. Perpetrators sometimes decrease, or stop, their abusive behaviors once they become aware that authorities have been notified of allegations of abuse. Depending on the situation, this can sometimes serve as a "wake-up" call to put perpetrators on notice. In situations where the caretaker (perpetrator) may have felt overwhelmed, or overly stressed, the filing of a report of abuse or neglect may actually bring a sense of relief that the situation is out in the open, and that supportive services are available. Service providers who struggle with these concerns need to remind themselves of the possible consequences to the victim, and other potential victims, if a report is not made…namely, the possibility of escalating chronic abuse or neglect.
What if I file a report of abuse, and it damages my relationship with the individual, or the family, resulting in the family terminating services with the agency?
The alternative of not filing a report may result in even more severe, long-term damage to the victim and other potential victims. While this is a legitimate concern of services providers, the first priority should always be to protect the individual from suspected abuse or neglect by filing a report and allowing the investigation process to go forward. The reporting agency may choose to alert the individual or the family, prior to filing a report, that a report will be made. Many agencies have existing policies in place informing individuals receiving services and their families that certain information, including allegations of abuse or neglect, must be reported to authorities. These are optional policies for services providers to consider within their organizations.
If I know the victim has been the subject of previous reports of abuse or neglect, do I need to file a new report if I become aware of similar, recent allegations?
Yes. All new incidents of abuse or neglect should be reported to the DPPC and appropriate authorities, even if there have been similar allegations in the past. Each incident is screened separately and referred for investigation, or other follow-up, as necessary.
Is there a Statute of Limitations for reporting cases of suspected abuse and neglect to DPPC?
Any incidence of suspected abuse or neglect that occurred after March 1987, when M.G.L. c.19C was enacted, is still considered reportable to the DPPC.
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This article was co-authored by Clinton M. Sandvick, JD, PhD . Clinton M. Sandvick worked as a civil litigator in California for over 7 years. He received his JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998 and his PhD in American History from the University of Oregon in 2013. There are 11 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 51,414 times.
State and federal programs offer income-replacement benefits to people with short-term or permanent disabilities. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the federal government's Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.  X Trustworthy Source US Social Security Administration Independent U.S. government agency that administers Social Security and related information Go to source Additionally, a few states like California administer their own short-term disability programs.  X Research source If you suspect that someone is committing disability fraud, then you can report the abuse.
- They cannot do the work they did before
- They are unable to work because of a medical condition
- The disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.  X Trustworthy Source US Social Security Administration Independent U.S. government agency that administers Social Security and related information Go to source
- States that run disability programs include California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.
- The eligibility requirements will vary by state, so be sure to check with your state disability insurance program for more detailed information.
- Ask yourself how you know the person is drawing federal or state benefits. Has the individual told you so? Have you seen documentation from either the state or federal agency?
- Concealing relevant facts. For example, the person may have already returned to work but not notified SSA.  X Research source
- Bribery. An applicant cannot provide an SSA employee with anything of value in exchange for approving disability benefits.  X Research source
Reporting the Alleged Disability Fraud
- Description of the activity (e.g., performing heavy labor or running around)
- Location where you observed the activity
- The time and date
- How the fraud was committed
- Why the person has committed fraud (if known)
- Who else has knowledge of the fraudulent activity
- It is against federal law to open someone’s mail without permission.  X Research source You are not permitted to open an adult child’s mail simply because you are a parent.
- The legality of videotaping someone without their consent depends on state law. Generally, if the person is in public space, then you may videotape them. People have no expectation of privacy when they are walking in public, standing in their driveway, or sitting on their porch.
- Thirteen states prohibit using a camera in private places, such as someone’s home. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Utah.  X Research source In other states, such as New Jersey, videotaping someone in private could subject you to a civil suit for intrusion or invasion of privacy.  X Research source
- Rather than videotape someone and risk being sued, you could simply document in writing the day and time you noticed the activity. Once you have notified SSA or a state agency of the suspected fraud, you can then leave it to the agencies to investigate further.
- Report online. You can submit an online form by clicking here . After choosing your filing status, complete the remainder of the form which includes space for you to explain why and how you think someone has committed disability fraud.
- Report by phone. SSA runs a hotline you can call, at 1-800-269-0271. Hours are between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Also, you may report fraud by calling any Social Security office or by calling the SSA’s toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 any time from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- You can report suspected fraud through the U.S. mail or by fax. Send the names, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and social security numbers (if known) of the alleged suspect to Social Security Fraud Hotline, P.O. Box 17785, Baltimore, Maryland 21235 or via fax to 410-597-0118.
- In California, for example, you can submit an online fraud report, in which you report information about the alleged fraud. You may also call the Employment Development Department's fraud tip line at 1-800-229-6297. You will report similar information as you would report to the federal government: the name and contact information of the alleged offender, your reasons for suspecting fraud, and the name and contact information of the suspect’s employer and doctor.
- In New Jersey, you can report fraud using this online form . Or you can report by calling 609-984-4540 or by mailing information to Division of Temporary Disability Insurance, P.O. Box 387, Trenton, NJ 08625-1692. Include as much information as you know about the suspected fraud.
- If you believe that you have been a victim of retaliation, you should contact the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, either by phone at 1-800-872-9855 or by mail at 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 218, Washington, DC 20036.
- Provide the agency with as much information as you can about the alleged fraud, but only provide information that you are confident about. ⧼thumbs_response⧽ Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
- Disabilities are not always obvious, and the circumstances of each individual case are unique. As such, behavior that you suspect is fraudulent may in fact be consistent with the person's disability. Reporting fraud based on speculation or uncorroborated facts may put someone's access to life-sustaining benefits temporarily at risk. ⧼thumbs_response⧽ Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
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- ↑ http://www.ssa.gov/disabilityssi/
- ↑ http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/
- ↑ https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/423
- ↑ http://www.ssa.gov/planners/disability/dqualify4.html
- ↑ http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/state-short-term-disability-benefits
- ↑ http://oig.ssa.gov/concealing-facts-or-events-which-affect-eligibility-social-security-benefits
- ↑ http://oig.ssa.gov/what-abuse-fraud-and-waste/bribery-social-security-administration-employee
- ↑ https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1702
- ↑ http://www.randolphwolf.com/blog/criminal-and-civil-liability-for-recordings/
- ↑ https://www.socialsecurity.gov/fraudreport/oig/public_fraud_reporting/form.htm
- ↑ http://oig.ssa.gov/whistleblower-protection
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If a person receives disability benefits despite not qualifying for them, according to federal and state eligibility requirements, they may be committing disability fraud. To report someone for disability fraud, you'll want to document what they're doing that's illegal, when they're doing it, how they're doing it, and who else knows about it. When collecting this evidence, make sure to follow both federal and state laws, or you could risk being sued. Once you've gathered sufficient evidence, report it to the federal Social Security Administration through their online form or by phone, mail, or fax. If you live in a state that offers state disability insurance benefits, you may need to report to them, as well. After submitting your evidence, you may be contacted by a federal or state agency to answer follow-up questions. For more tips from our Law co-author, including how to recognize disability fraud, keep reading. Did this summary help you? Yes No
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This form is initially set for you to report a client (person receiving Welfare benefits). If you wish to report fraud committed by a business or a State of Michigan employee, then choose the appropriate option here.
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If you have supporting documents you would like to have included in the investigation, fax or mail the documents to: MDHHS Welfare Fraud P.O. Box 30037 Lansing, MI 48909 Fax: 517-432-6079
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Social services will do their best to fill in the rest. The Investigation Assigning a caseworker: After receiving your report, a caseworker will be assigned to investigate your suspicions. Most agencies investigate reports of child abuse and neglect within 24 to 72 hours (depending on state laws).
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OP - Well done, there are too many people who bury their heads in the sand when behaviour like this comes to their notice. I would advise calling both Social Services and the NSPCC. They will keep your details anonymous but it wouldn't harm things if you asked them to confirm this. Granny McSmith Posts: 19,622.
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Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk of harm from abuse, exploitation and neglect. Adult Safeguarding: Prevention and Protection in Partnership; ... Related to Social services Most recent publications . Regional Care and Justice Programme - The Link Newsletter - Issue 6 - Autumn 2022. 22 September 2022. Emergency Care Plan ...
Notify Social Security as soon as possible when someone getting benefits dies. In most cases, the funeral director will report the person's death to Social Security. Give the funeral director the deceased's Social Security number so he or she can report the death. See How Social Security Can Help You When A Family Member Dies for more ...
Choose a method of reporting. You can report to the federal SSA either online, by phone, or through the mail. You will have to choose a reporting "status": either anonymous, confidential, or neither. If you report anonymously, then SSA will not be able to contact you.
Choose the type of fraud you wish to report: This form is initially set for you to report a client (person receiving Welfare benefits). If you wish to report fraud committed by a business or a State of Michigan employee, then choose the appropriate option here. Client Business State of Michigan Employee. Offending Client Information.
Call 911 if a child is in immediate danger. VaCPS is the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) innovative and secure website which allows mandated reporters the ability to expedite the submission of a report of suspected child abuse or neglect directly to the VDSS State Hotline. VDSS knows partnering with mandated reporters across the ...
The findings are made by Child Protective Services staff in local departments of social services and are maintained by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Legal mandates for the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide a Central Registry and a mechanism for conducting searches of the registry are found in the Code of VA 63.2-1515.
Council Bluffs, Iowa CNN —. Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is calling for changing the retirement age for Americans currently in their 20s and limiting Social Security and ...
Several people were killed in a deadly shooting on Thursday at a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in the German city of Hamburg in what the country's leader denounced a "brutal act of ...