Unemployment FAQs

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null How do you catch fraud?

The Kansas Department of Labor has a special Fraud Investigations unit that handles all allegations of Fraud. 

The group’s purpose is to detect, investigate and prosecute, if necessary, incorrect payments of UI benefits.

Most leads come from a quarterly cross-match of audits sent to employers. The audit checks for claimants who received benefits in the same quarter they also received wages reported by an employer. We also use the national and state directory of new hires to check for those collecting benefits after starting a new job.

Tips from the public are a great source of information in catching fraudulent activity. If you believe someone is fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits, please report it immediately to our Fraud Investigations unit. All allegations of fraud are investigated