Certify for Weekly Benefits

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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
References: Note: Any information submitted by you to IDES may be verified through computer matching progams in order to determine your eligibility for Unemployment Insurance benefits.