The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 33: Human Services

Chapter 1: DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Sub-Chapter 5: Prohibited Practices; Penalties

33 V.S.A. § 143a. Civil remedies



§ 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.)