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Government Benefits Fraud

Government Benefits Fraud CPE Course

2 Credits


Subject Area

Auditing (Govt.)

Webinar Qualifies For

2 CPE credit of Auditing (Governmental) for all CPAs

2 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

2 CPE credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)

2 CPE credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

2 CPE credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)

2 CPE credit for Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)

2 CPE credit for Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs)

2 CPE credit for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

2 CPD credit (Verifiable) for CPA/CFF

2 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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Before starting this self study program, please go through the instructional document.

The topic is also scheduled as live webinar on the following dates

Oct 27, 2021 | 10:00 AM EDT Register


  • Medicare Frauds
    19 mins
  • Social Security Frauds
    32 mins
  • COVID-19 Business Loan Scams
    40 mins
  • Worker's COMP Fraud
    52 mins
  • SBA Loan Fraud
    72 mins

Course Description

We have all heard of government benefits fraud but did you ever wonder how it works?

How do these fraud schemes work and how much do they cost taxpayers?

Benefits fraud is committed when a person deliberately claims benefits, they are not entitled to. They might do this by providing false information or by not reporting a change in circumstance. Offenses fall under common law, the Fraud Act 2006, the Social Security Administration Act 1992, the Tax Credits Act 2002, and the Theft Act 1968.

Examples of benefits frauds include:

  • Providing incorrect information about a household’s income, savings, or capital.
  • Not notifying the authorities when someone moves in or moves out of the household.
  • Falsely declaring disability or unfitness for work.
  • Not reporting a change in address.
  • Pretending to pay more rent than is really paid.

This online Auditing CPE course is designed to help you review government benefits frauds and the following major topics are covered in this online CPE webinar:

  • Fraud Review.
  • Government Benefits Frauds.
  • Medicare Frauds.
  • Social Security Frauds.
  • Worker's Comp Fraud.
  • Unemployment Fraud 2018.
  • Welfare Fraud 2017.
  • SNAP Fraud.
  • School Lunch Fraud.
  • Student Loan Fraud.
  • SBA Loan Fraud.
  • Corruption.
  • Reporting Government Benefits Fraud.

In this online CPE webinar examples of actual fraud cases will be provided so attendees can understand how these modern-day frauds are being committed and how they were uncovered. In this continuing education course, the speaker Robert Minniti, CPA will review various methodologies for detecting government benefits frauds. We will review some of the legal issues involved in government benefits frauds and how this could affect your business.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify common government benefits frauds.
  • To review methodologies for committing government benefits fraud.
  • To recognize components of the fraud triangle.
  • To recognize correct statements regarding government benefits fraud.
  • To describe how much fraud costs the U.S. each year.
  • To identify examples of bribery.
  • To describe the three elements of fraud.
  • To identify examples of a conflict of interest, with respect to the topics of corruption.
  • To review procedures for reporting government benefits fraud.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA