IDES - Certify for Weekly Benefits

Certify for Weekly Benefits

Certify for Weekly Benefits

Before certifying, are you aware of common mistakes made by UI claimants? ​

 
Maintain your eligibility for current and future unemployment insurance benefits by familiarizing yourself with the following common mistake or misunderstanding.
 
Examples of UI Fraud include situations where an individual:
  • Returns to work but continues to collect UI benefits
  • Works at a part-time job but does not report their earnings to IDES, thereby collecting more benefits than are allowed
  • Works odd jobs while collecting UI benefits but does not report the earnings when filing his or her weekly claim
 
Violators could face:
  • Large fines and penalties
  • Prison sentences
  • Offset against State and Federal income tax returns
  • Loss of future UI benefits
 
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