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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 001 : DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Subchapter 005 : PROHIBITED PRACTICES; PENALTIES

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 143a)
  • § 143a. Civil remedies

    (a) A person who violates subsection 141(c), (d), or (e) of this title with actual knowledge may be subject to a civil suit by the Attorney General for:

    (1) restitution of the amount of assistance, benefits, or payments wrongfully obtained;

    (2) interest; and

    (3) a civil penalty of up to three times the amount of the wrongfully obtained assistance, benefits, or payments; or $500.00 per false claim; or $500.00 for each false document submitted in support of a false claim, whichever is greatest.

    (b) The remedies provided in this section shall be in addition to any other remedies provided by law.

    (c) The right to a jury trial shall attach to actions under this section. (Added 2003, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)