You commit fraud if you make false statements, knowingly provide false information, or withhold information to get benefits you are not eligible for. Failure to report all earnings while filing, and failure to report a job separation are examples of fraud.
NOTE: Only YOU are authorized to file your claim for benefits. Don't allow another person to file for your weekly claims including your spouse, child, parent or friend. You will be held responsible for any false information that is provided.
If you commit fraud, you could be assessed up to 52 penalty weeks and/or monetary penalties that you will be responsible to repay, in addition to repaying the fraudulently obtained benefits.
Fraud is the intentional misreporting or withholding of information in order to get benefits. If you report incorrect information or hide information, it is probably fraud. It is against the law and you will likely be caught and punished.
If prosecuted and found guilty, you could be fined, jailed or both. If you have information about unemployment fraud, please contact us:
Phone toll free: (877) 668-3204
You may report anonymously.