Unemployment FAQs

Please select from an Unemployment category below to get more help or review a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

null Unemployment Fraud

For more information on unemployment fraud and to report suspicions of unemployment fraud go to https://www.dol.ks.gov/fraud

What are some things that can cause fraud?

Fraud occurs when a claimant receives benefits:

  • And has refused suitable work and fails to report this
  • And is not looking for work
  • While working and does not report those earnings
  • While working and does not report the correct amount of earnings 
  • While operating their own business
  • And knowingly misrepresents that they are able and available for work (for example, the claimant is on vacation, out of town, in jail or in the hospital)

Why should I care if someone commits unemployment fraud?

Each year, employers pay unemployment taxes which are deposited into the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund. Some unemployment benefits are paid out from this fund to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Employers’ tax rates are affected when workers make claims against their account. Fraud can have a negative impact on these employers. Fraud may also reduce the balance of the UI Trust Fund which impacts payments to those who are unemployed. 

What information do you need when I report a suspected fraud case?

The two most important pieces of information to report are the person’s full name and the reason you believe they are committing fraud. Other information that may help us correctly identify the individual includes the person’s address, phone number, birth date, the last four digits of his or her Social Security number as well as their current employer’s name and address. See the online or downloadable reporting forms for more details.

Can you report anonymously?

Yes. You can make an anonymous report, but providing us with your contact information allows us to obtain additional information if necessary.

Identity Verification by Law Enforcement Officers

What is the process for identifying my identity with a law enforcement officer?

When you arrive at the law enforcement agency, the officer will supply you with the K-FRD 102 Identity Verification – Law Enforcement Office form. Fill out Section A. The officer will fill out Section B using the identity verification documents you provide them. Fill out Section C with your benefit payment information then print, sign and date the form under Claimant Certification. The officer will fill out and sign under LEO Certification. Then the officer will submit the completed form to KDOL.

How long will it take to be contacted by KDOL?

Unless it is a tip submitted on someone other than yourself and there are no other issues with your account, you will be contacted within the same week the report has been submitted.

Why do I have to provide payment information?

KDOL is requiring payment information to ensure that when we release benefits that they are sent to the verified claimants bank account or debit card and not to someone who has stolen that person’s identity.

What happens after I verify my identity with a LEO?

After the officer submits the completed identity verification form to KDOL, our Fraud Investigation unit will review the document and UI benefits account. We may contact you for additional questions. If our agency determines your identity has been verified correctly, the flag will be lifted from the account.

Note: Verifying your identity does not guarantee eligibility. Claimants will still need to be found eligible for UI benefits in order to start receiving payments.