Report fraud anonymously by calling the Reemployment Assistance Fraud Hotline at 1-800-342-9909 or online.

What is Reemployment Assistance Fraud?

Reemployment assistance fraud is a third degree felony.

How is fraud committed?

  • Making false statements that may alter or increase benefits, or
  • Withholding information that may alter or increase benefits, or
  • Failing to report work in order to obtain or increase benefits, or
  • Failing to report earnings in order to obtain or increase benefits.

What happens if I commit fraud?

If you commit reemployment assistance fraud, you face:

  • Up to five years in prison per offense, AND
  • Up to $5,000 fine per offense, AND
  • A penalty equal to 15 percent of the amount overpaid, AND
  • Loss of future reemployment benefits, AND
  • Repayment of all benefits to which you were not entitled.

How can I avoid committing fraud?

1. Report all earnings

  • Federal and state law require that you report all earnings before taxes are deducted, including wages earned from self-employment, while claiming reemployment assistance benefits.
  • ALL earnings must be reported in the week between Sunday and Saturday that you earned them, even if you have not been paid.  

2. Report all work

  • Federal and state law require that you report all work, including self-employment, while claiming reemployment assistance benefits.
  • ALL work must be reported in the week between Sunday and Saturday that you worked, even if you have not been paid. 

How do I report earnings correctly?

  • Keep track of the total hours you work each calendar week, Sunday through Saturday.
  • Your hourly rate of pay times the total hours worked equals your gross pay, which is the amount you must report.
  • You must report ALL earnings for the week you do the work, not the week you are paid.

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Reemployment Assistance fraud is a 3rd degree felony. Each offense is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 fine.

FRAUD HOTLINE
 800-342-9909


Contacts

  • Reemployment Assistance Fraud Hotline

    1-800-342-9909
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