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Withholding of payments based on evidence of fraud.
F.S. 414.122
414.122 Withholding of payments based on evidence of fraud.The department shall withhold payment from a recipient of temporary cash assistance when, after redetermination of eligibility or at any other time, the department obtains evidence that may indicate fraud on the part of the recipient. When evidence of such fraud is obtained, the recipient shall be notified that because of such evidence of fraud the following payment will be withheld unless the recipient meets with a representative of the department by a specified date, which must be within 10 days after the date of the notice, to discuss and resolve the matter. The department shall make every effort to resolve the matter within a timeframe that will not cause payment to be withheld from an eligible recipient of temporary cash assistance.
History.s. 87, ch. 96-175; s. 12, ch. 97-173.