Anyone may report alleged fraud anonymously. However, please know that if you choose to provide your contact information, it will remain strictly confidential.
Fraud Unit Investigators require the following information in order to pursue a tip:
- First and last names of those allegedly committing fraud, along with physical descriptions
- Place of employment (name and location)
Additionally, the following information is helpful but not required:
- Social Security numbers of those allegedly committing fraud
- Description of vehicles involved, if applicable
- Qualified Healthcare Provider’s name and address
About TDI Fraud
In order to collect TDI legally in Rhode Island, a claimant must be determined unable to work due to an illness or injury by a licensed Qualified Healthcare Provider.
A TDI claimant who is currently collecting TDI benefits is committing fraud if:
- The claimant is also working full-time while receiving TDI benefit payments
- The claimant is working part-time AND has not reported the resulting income to TDI
- The claimant does not divulge to TDI that the illness/injury is work related
- The claimant is in receipt of or has filed for Worker’ Compensation payments and does not divulge such information to TDI
An employer is committing fraud if:
- The employer colludes with workers so that they may unlawfully receive TDI benefit payments; or
- The employer pays cash wages or other hidden compensation in order to avoid paying related taxes
A Qualified Healthcare Provider (QHP) is committing fraud if:
- The QHP colludes with the patient so that he/she may unlawfully receive TDI benefit payments
- The QHP certifies the patient medically unable to work to instead allow the patient to travel or attend school
- The QHP continues to certify the patient unable to work after the patient has recovered from the illness/injury
- The QHP certifies the patient medically unable to work to permit the patient to receive TDI benefits instead of Unemployment Insurance benefits. Please note: patients may prefer to receive TDI benefits since it has a higher benefit rate and the benefit payments are considered non-taxable income.