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  1. #1
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    Default V.A. Benefits Fraud

    I am in the process of trying to determine whether my daughter's father is getting any VA benefits in her name. I already discovered that he was collecting RSDI as her payee. I have had full sole legal custody of my daughter since birth. He applied in 2013 and was approved in 2016, receiving a lump sum of $3200 and $95 a month thereafter. Fortunately, I was able to discover that he applied and received these funds without my knowledge and after contacting Social Security, I was made my daughter's payee. I fear that he has also obtained benefits through the VA in her name as well. What are the penalties for VA benefit fraud? How do you go about reporting/investigating it for a minor beneficiary? Do you need to get VA benefits before you can receive RSDI? I am going to court for this matter because he was trying to gain custody of my daughter after receiving the Social Security funds because they told him that he could not keep the money if he didn't have custody. While the smartest action would be to just spend it on her and keep receipts, he pocketed the money, kept it a secret, then tried everything from false reporting to CPS on me to filing motions in court to try and conceal his actions. I just need to know my options to try and get to the bottom of everything.

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    Default Re: Consequences for Fraud

    Report the suspected fraud to the VA.

    Here's how:

    https://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/default.asp

    Whatever happens after that is up to the VA.

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    Default Re: Consequences for Fraud

    Thank you!

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