Fraud is the intentional misreporting or withholding of
information in order to get benefits. If you intentionally hide or report wrong
information, it is fraud. FRAUD IS A CRIME and can result in penalties
up to and including prosecution.
examples that could be fraud:
reporting work you miss or jobs you turn down
false information or withholding information to get benefits
to report all of your earnings when filing for weekly benefits
reporting your job separation accurately (see Reporting separations from work)
for weekly benefits while you were in jail
under-reporting or not reporting earnings when you file for weekly benefits is
YOU are authorized to file your claim for benefits. Don’t allow another person
to file for weekly benefits including your spouse, child, parent or friend. You
will be held responsible for any false information that is provided.
Oregon Employment Department (OED) uses a variety of ways to verify the
accuracy of UI payments including but not limited to:
of earnings with employers,
tips and public leads, and
new hire reporting system information from employers.
If you have questions, call the UI Center at (877)