If you knowingly collect benefits based on false or inaccurate information that you intentionally provided when you filed your claim, you are committing fraud.
Did you know? If you knowingly collect benefits based on false or inaccurate information that you intentionally provided when you filed your claim, you are committing fraud. Unemployment Insurance fraud is punishable by law and violators could face a number of serious penalties and consequences.
- An individual returns to work but continues to collect UI benefits.
- An individual works a part-time job but does not report his or her earnings to the state, thereby collecting more benefits than he or she is allowed.
- An individual performs temporary work while collecting UI benefits, but does not report the earnings when filing his or her weekly claim.
- An individual holds back information or gives false information to the state UI agency.
- Criminal prosecution
- Penalties and fines
- Forfeiting future income tax refunds
- Ineligibility to collect ui benefits in the future
- New federally imposed penalty for fraudulent overpayments - Effective October 1, 2014
- 10 Things You Should Know When Filing A Claim
- Unemployment Compensation Fraudulent Overpayment Penalty FAQs
- You Must Search for Work
- Common Mistakes Made By UI Claimants
- Claimant's Rights and Responsbilities Handbook (English, Spanish) [PDF]
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