Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment

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The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act), as amended, requires agencies to make regular and consistent inflationary adjustments of civil monetary penalties (CMP) to maintain their deterrent effect. The following are those penalties and applicable authorities identified for inflationary adjustment in accordance with the Act.

  • Statutory Authority
    • 38 U.S.C. secs. 3801-3812
  • Penalty (Name or Description)
    • Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (PFCRA)
  • Year Enacted
    • 1986
  • Latest year of adjustment (via statute or regulation)
    • December 20, 1996
  • Current Penalty Level ($ Amount or Range)
    • $5,500 for each false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement
  • Sub-Agency/ Bureau/Unit
    • N/A
  • Location for Penalty Update Details
    • 61 FR 246 (December 20, 1996) and 41 CFR 105-70

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