Why should I care if someone commits unemployment fraud?
null 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. The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) wants to ensure unemployment benefits are not being diverted from the UI Trust fund to those who are not eligible. Funds recovered from those fraudulently receiving regular unemployment benefits are returned to the UI Trust Fund, as appropriate.