Identity Theft, Avoiding Scams and False Claims
Maintaining the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program is important and helps ensure benefits are paid only to those who qualify for benefits under the law and employers are assessed the proper tax rate.
Contact us to Report Unemployment Fraud if you are aware of claimants or employers committing fraud or an imposter claiming your benefits.
The U.S. Department of Labor website consolidates the steps and resources for victims of unemployment identity theft
Multiple detection systems are used to detect people who fail to report working and earning wages while claiming unemployment benefits.
The penalties for fraud and concealment are severe. In addition to penalties, any overpaid benefits must be repaid. Repayment methods include income tax interception, wage garnishments, property liens and payment plans.