Has your living facility tried to take your stimulus money from you?
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is advising nursing home residents, as well as their family members, that those residents who are Medicaid recipients should be vigilant against having their federal stimulus payments improperly taken from them.
“We have heard some Oregon nursing homes may have taken or are attempting to take stimulus checks from residents who are Medicaid recipients. This needs to stop,” said Attorney General Rosenblum. “These stimulus checks are the property of the residents and must be returned. Confiscation of these checks is unlawful and should be reported to my office.”
Report this improper confiscation of stimulus checks to the Oregon Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at Medicaid.Fraud.Referral@doj.state.or.us.
For more information on fraud and scams related to the COVID-19 crisis, see www.oregonconsumer.gov/COVID-19.