Discussion – “Penalty For Providing False Information” Statement
Discuss both the penalty for providing false information and the uses of the information
the claimant provided before obtaining his or her signature on the application.
Explain to all claimants:
that we have an obligation to ensure that only eligible claimant receive benefits
and that payments are in the correct amounts;
the importance of providing correct and complete information; and
that providing false information is a violation of Federal law, which may lead to
prosecution by the U.S. Government.